Types of Comets?


Comets are separated into two types, based on their orbit. Short period comets take less than 200 years to complete a single orbit and long period comets take more than 200 years to orbit the sun. Halley's comet, which orbits the sun once every 75-76 years, is a very good example of a short period comet.
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ion comet and dust tailed comet
"...Comet nuclei are known to range from about 100 metres to more than 40 kilometres across. They are composed of rock, dust, water ice, and frozen gases such as carbon monoxide
Like the planets, each comet travels on a regular path, called an
Haley's Purple Comet, of course your on about tomatoes, oops took a while for brain to kick in. Right take a look at the link, but personally I think the Rio Grande is the closest
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Comet Types
A comet---often labeled by astronomers as a "dirty snowball"---is an astronomical body composed of water and dirt that most likely didn't integrate into planets during the formation of the solar system. Like asteroids, comets are described as "leftovers"... More »
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