Comet Facts for Students
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Comet Facts for Students


Comet Facts for Students

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'Comets are extremely old, icy and oddly shaped objects in our solar system. They are exciting for a few reasons:-- Since ancient times, humans have observed comets in the sky. Roughly once every 10 years, we can see a comet from Earth with the unaided eye. Its impressive tail blazes across the sky over the course of several days or weeks. -- Scientists think comets hold pristine materials within them that date back to the formation of our solar system. -- Many scientists believe... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Date Added to MERLOT: June 24, 2005
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 05, 2014


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Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School, High School, Graduate School, College Upper Division
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Language: English
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Avatar for Dr. Troy Tenhet Ed.D.
6 years ago

Dr. Troy Tenhet Ed.D. (Teacher (K-12))

This is actually a perfect reference point for any discussion on comets. It should work good as it corrects the many incorrect assumptions about them!