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Comet Facts for Students

'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...

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Dr. Troy Tenhet
Dr. Troy Tenhet (Faculty)
14 years ago
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!