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Interesting Facts About Comets

by Jerry Coffey September 20, 2009

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter There are many interesting facts about comets. Some are about the different parts of the comet, others are about the effects that comets have had on humans and their behavior. This article will let you know about the different parts of […]

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What Are Comets Made Of?

by Jerry Coffey September 20, 2009

What are comets made of? Good question! Comet nuclei are loose collections of ice, dust and small rocky particles, ranging from a few kilometers to tens of kilometers across. As a comet approaches the inner solar system, solar radiation causes the volatile materials within the comet to vaporize and stream out of the nucleus, carrying […]

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