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The Small-Comets Hypothesis - Geology - About.com
Little icy comets or processing errors? The story of a controversial theory.
What Are Comets? - About Space and Astronomy
In ancient cultures comets were seen as omens and were therefore looked upon with reverence and fear. But these beautiful objects are little more than balls of ...
Comets Information - About Space and Astronomy
Throughout history, people have been both awed and alarmed by comets, stars with "long hair" that appeared in the sky unannounced and unpredictably.
Halley's Comet - Some History and Facts
Using Newton's new Laws of motion, the astronomer, Edmond Halley, made a prediction in 1705. He stated that a comet which had appeared in 1531, 1607 and ...
Where Do Comets Come From? - About Space and Astronomy
Comets are amazing objects, and can be quite beautiful when viewed through a telescope or, if lucky, the naked eye. But where do this fascinating objects come ...
Comet Tempel-Tuttle - About Space and Astronomy
Comet Tempel-Tuttle has been called "typically unspectacular," and has only been observed during a few of its 33 year cycle apparitions during the past 600 ...
Comets - Pictures and Astronomy Facts - About Space and Astronomy
Mercury - Pictures and Astronomy Facts · 10 Amazing, Interesting and Strange Astronomy Facts · Longnose Hawkfish Profile - Facts, information pictures and ...
The Oort Cloud - Outer Reaches of Our Solar System
Most of the objects are what we refer to as comets; large globs of ice and dust. ... It is believed that the objects, such as comets, that now reside in the Oort cloud ...
Minor Planets - What are Minor Planets?
Prior to 2006 every object in orbit around our Sun was either a Planet, a Minor Planet or a Comet. However, when the issue of Pluto's planet-hood was raised ...
What Does a Comet Smell Like? - About Space and Astronomy
This image of the "neck" region of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko show increasing jet activity as the comet gets closer to the Sun. Dust and gas are being  ...
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