Long-period comets have highly eccentric orbits and periods ... to any comet with
a periodic orbit (that is, all
A comet with an orbital period of less than 200 years is known as a
There are two categories of comet, based on the amount of time they take to orbit
Long-period comets (those which take more than 200 years to complete an orbit
around the Sun) originate from the Oort Cloud.
A comet with a period of less than 200 years.
Jul 11, 2015
Our solar system contains far fewer
The Kuiper Belt is one such proposed source for
Comets fall into two major categories: long period comets, and
Comets follow interesting paths around the Sun.
short~peri0d comets, which to ﬁrst order we think it is, then the