12 Facts About Comet


Comet is an icy, small Solar System body that, when passing close to the Sun, warms and begins to release gases, a process that is called outgassing.

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The Giotto space probe found that the nucleus of Halley's Comet reflects about four percent of the light that falls on it, and Deep Space 1 discovered that Comet Borrelly's surface reflects less than 3.

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At the shorter orbital period extreme, Encke's Comet has an orbit that does not reach the orbit of Jupiter, and is known as an Encke-type comet.

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For example, Comet McNaught had a heliocentric osculating eccentricity of 1.

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The year after the Great Comet of 1618, for example, Gotthard Arthusius published a pamphlet stating that it was a sign that the Day of Judgment was near.

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Comet listed ten pages of comet-related disasters, including "earthquakes, floods, changes in river courses, hail storms, hot and dry weather, poor harvests, epidemics, war and treason and high prices".

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Biela's Comet was one significant example when it broke into two pieces during its passage through the perihelion in 1846.

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Comet pointed out that only the tails are transparent and thus cloudlike, and argued that there is no reason to confine their orbits to the zodiac.

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Comet's predictions were not very accurate, but they were conducted in the hopes of estimating the distance of a comet from the Earth.

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Great Comet of 1577 is a well-known example of a great comet.

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Halley's Comet alone has caused a slew of sensationalist publications of all sorts at each of its reappearances.

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Great Comet of 1882 is a member of the Kreutz group.

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