What is a Comet?

By: Isabella Vorhees

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"Comet Lovejoy: How You Can See Glowing Green Comet with Naked Eye." The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Web. 31 May 2015.

Question: What is a Comet?

noun, Astronomy

"A celestial body moving about the sun, usually in a high eccentric orbit, consisting of a central mass surrounded by an envelope of dust and gas that may form a tail that streams away from the sun."

Famous Comets

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Citations of Photos

Comet Hale-Bopp

"Comet Hale-Bopp." Home Page (JPL). Web. 31 May 2015.

Comet Swift-Tuttle

"109P/Swift-Tuttle: Overview." Solar System Exploration. Web. 31 May 2015.

Comet Hyakutake

"C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake)." C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake). Web. 31 May 2015.

Halley's Comet

The Independent. Independent Digital News and Media. Web. 31 May 2015.

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9

"Comet Shoemaker-Levy Collision with Jupiter." Comet Shoemaker-Levy Homepage (JPL). Web. 31 May 2015.

Comet Encke

"2P/Encke." 2P/Encke. Web. 31 May 2015.

Citations of Websites

  • "Famous Comets!" Famous Comets! Web. 31 May 2015.
  • "Top 10: Comets." New Scientist. Web. 31 May 2015.
  • "109P/Swift-Tuttle: Overview." Solar System Exploration. Web. 31 May 2015.
  • "Comets." Facts, Pictures and Information. Web. 31 May 2015.
  • "Comets: Facts About The 'Dirty Snowballs' of Space." Space.com. Web. 31 May 2015.