Origin of comet
Examples from the Web for comet
Contemporary Examples of comet
They found that there are roughly 1,900 hydrogen atoms for each deuterium atom in the water on Comet 67P.Are Comets the Origin of Earth’s Oceans?
Matthew R. Francis
December 14, 2014
The probe appears to be sitting at the bottom of a "cliff" on the comet, but beyond that it's hard to tell.
The basic approach went as planned: after separating from the Rosetta orbiter, Philae coasted slowly to the comet surface.
Landing on any other world is hard, but Comet 67P is especially challenging, even apart from the low gravity.
The comet is basically shaped like a rubber ducky, but with a much rougher surface.
Historical Examples of comet
What a comet is to the earth, was that sad woman to the town.The White Old Maid (From "Twice Told Tales")
The Emperor pointed it at the comet and the comet was quenched.The Chinese Fairy Book
Look up Dan and 'Chuck' and the rest of the crowd again, at Comet's place.Salvage in Space
John Stewart Williamson
We are like a comet, bright at the head but tailing away into mere gas behind.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
And off he went like a comet, with the fashionable woman for his tail.The Christian
Word Origin for comet
c.1200, from Old French comete (12c., Modern French comète), from Latin cometa, from Greek (aster) kometes, literally "long-haired (star)," from kome "hair of the head" (cf. koman "let the hair grow long"), of unknown origin. So called from resemblance of a comet's tail to streaming hair.
An object that enters the inner solar system, typically in a very elongated orbit around the sun. Material is boiled off from the comet by the heat of the sun, so that a characteristic tail is formed. The path of a comet can be in the form of an ellipse or a hyperbola. If it follows a hyperbolic path, it enters the solar system once and then leaves forever. If its path is an ellipse, it stays in orbit around the sun.