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A comet is an icy small Solar System body that, when passing close to the Sun, heats up and ... Comets are distinguished from asteroids by the presence of an extended, gravitationally unbound .... B...

Why do asteroids and comets differ in composition? | Reference.com

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Asteroids and comets differ in composition due to where they were formed. Most asteroids are the rocky remnants of failed planets created in the inner solar ...

Comets, Asteroids, Meteorites and Impacts

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Some of the orbits aren't even elliptical - the comets just do one passage in toward the solar ... The color differences of the two tails are obvious. ..... Gaspra is an s-type asteroid; Ida's composition is likely an s-type, Mathilde is a c-type asteroid ...

Asteroids, meteoroids, meteors, meteorites, comets

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What is the difference between asteroids, meteoroids, meteorites, meteors, meteor ... 'Apollo asteroids', 'Amors' approach the Earth but do not cross Earth's orbit.

The Blurring Distinction between Asteroids and Comets | Answers in ...

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Apr 29, 2015 ... The observed differences between asteroids and comets are attributed ... Hence, minor planets do not vary in apparent brightness nearly as much as comets do. ... That is, while the inferred composition of Chiron more closely ...

Asteroid vs Comet - Difference and Comparison | Diffen

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What's the difference between Asteroid and Comet? Two factors differentiate a comet from an asteroid: orbit and chemical composition. ... video from the History channel explains the differences and similarities between asteroids and comets:.

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Detail the composition and structure of a typical comet, and explain the formation and ... Asteroids differ from planets both by their orbits and by their size. ... Those that do, of course, are of great interest to us, as their orbits may intersect that of ...

What is the difference between an asteroid and a comet? | Cool ...

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The main difference between asteroids and comets is their composition, as in, what they are made of. Asteroids are made up of metals and rocky material, while  ...

What's the Difference between a Comet, Asteroid, Meteoroid, Meteor ...

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asteroid Space Object Differences. When learning about space it can ... Asteroids are similar to comets but do not have a visible coma (fuzzy outline and tail) like ...

HubbleSite - Reference Desk - FAQs - Hubble Space Telescope

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The planets, asteroids and comets in the solar system are loose objects left over ... Are there differences among the planets in our solar system? ... They are small in size and similar to Earth in composition. ... How close do Earth and Mars get?

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What is the Difference Between Asteroids and Comets? - Universe ...

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Asteroids and comets have a few things in common. ... But there are a few notable differences between these two objects, as well. ... We do know that gravitational perturbations periodically jar both asteroids and comets from their usual ...

Asteroids: Structure and composition of asteroids / Space Science ...

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We find that asteroids are fascinating objects, varying in composition and shape. Nearly all asteroids ... Aside from composition, there are other important differences in the internal structure of the asteroids. Most are solid ... ESA's comet chaser.

Why are the compositions of comets and asteroids different ...

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Jul 18, 2015 ... Why are the compositions of comets and asteroids different? ... While asteroids and comets did form at the same time, they did not form under quite .... Most of us are graduate students at Cornell, and all of us do this voluntarily, ...