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Short-period comets with orbital periods less than 20 years and low inclinations (up to 30 degrees) to the ecliptic are called traditional Jupiter-family comets (JFCs).   Those like Halley, with orbital periods of between 20 and 200 years and inclinations extending from zero to more than 90 degrees, are called Halley-type comets (HTCs).
Overview | Comets – Solar System Exploration: NASA Science
Comets are cosmic snowballs of frozen gases, rock and dust that orbit the Sun. When frozen, they are the size of a small town. When a comet's orbit brings it close to the Sun, it heats up and spews dust and gases into a giant glowing head larger than most planets.
Comets | NASA
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Comets: Facts About The 'Dirty Snowballs' of Space
Credit: Michael Jäger Naming. In general, comets are named after their discoverer. For example, comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 got its name because it was the ninth short-periodic comet discovered by ...
Comets | Facts and Information on Visible Comets
Comets are a wondrous sight for amateur astronomers. As one approaches it often reveals a tail, slowly unfurling a long ghostly banner of light.
Comet Facts ☄ - Interesting Facts about Comets - Space Facts
What is a Comet? A comet is a very small solar system body made mostly of ices mixed with smaller amounts of dust and rock. Most comets are no larger than a few kilometres across. The main body of the comet is called the nucleus, and it can contain water, methane, nitrogen and other ices.
In Depth | Comets – Solar System Exploration: NASA Science
The path through the solar system is a rocky road. Asteroids, comets, Kuiper Belt Objects—all kinds of small bodies of rock, metal and ice are in constant motion as they orbit the Sun.
Comets - TheSkyLive
Comets. Browse and discover detailed information about 138 of the most interesting comets. Comets are listed in order of decreasing brightness.
Comets: Crash Course Astronomy #21
Today on Crash Course Astronomy, Phil explains comets. Comets are chunks of ice and rock that orbit the Sun. When they get near the Sun the ice turns into gas, forming the long tail, and also ...
Comet Facts - Comets - Astronomy for Kids
Comets come from either the Oort Cloud or the Kuiper Belt. The two are both areas packed with trillions of comets! There is an important difference between the two.
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Archibald sets Comets mark for most goalsWUTR/WFXV - CNYhomepage.comMove over Alexandre Grenier. With his second period goal on Saturday against the Syracuse Crunch, Darren Archibald passed the former longtime Comet for the most career goals in franchise history with 68. Archibald tipped home a Michael Carcone shot to ...
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Comets Claim NTC 7th TitleShelbyville Daily UnionThe Stewardson-Strasburg 7th grade Comets were the NTC Champions on Saturday,. They beat the Sigel Sharpshooters, 28-25, for there 1st title. The Comets were lead by Ella Kinkelaar with 10 points, Addie Wernsing 7, Stacie Vonderheide with 6, Sam ...
Comets-Magna Vista game rescheduled for ThursdayYourGV.comSupport local journalism during our annual subscription drive — click here to subscribe with our special prices today! Along with that, the Comets-Magna Vista JV football game that was originally scheduled for Thursday night has been moved to ...
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Comets rally to clinch VVCDanville Commercial NewsFITHIAN — For a second, it seemed like the Oakwood Comets were splitting apart in the midst of their game with Salt Fork on Friday. "In the second quarter, I heard something that I had never heard before and that was bickering between the players," ...
Football: Naselle Comets cruise againDaily AstorianNASELLE, Wash. — Naselle defeated Lummi 54-6 in a 1B football game that was called with seven minutes remaining, after a post-play blindside hit sent Comet runnig back Antonio Nolan to the hospital with a back injury. X-rays of Nolan were negative.
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