Solar System

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Visit these amazing
destinations in

SPACE:


Milky Way
Solar System
Stars
Sun
Black Holes
Asteroids
Comets
Meteorites
Moon

Telescopes

 

Picture Credit: NASA/JPL

Visit these amazing
destinations in
SPACE:

Planets
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus

Neptune
Pluto






 

My Notes:

Comets

  A comet is like a giant snowball made of dust, dirty ice, and gas. It also has a tail.

Scientists believe comets formed from the debris of the solar nebula that formed our solar system.

Every comet consists of a nucleus made of frozen water and gases, a coma surrounding the nucleus with a glowing haze, and a tail following behind it.

The tail of a comet always points away from the sun because of the force of solar flares, and the it gets longer the closer the comet gets to the sun.

Most comets are believed to come from the Oort Comet Cloud located 1,000 times farther away than Pluto is from our sun.

Comets tend to follow a regular orbit around the sun, and some of the comet melts away every time its orbit brings its close to the sun.

Comets emit no light, but like the moon they reflect light from the sun.




 
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