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Origin of comet
OTHER WORDS FROM cometcom·et·ar·y [kom-i-ter-ee], /ˈkɒm ɪˌtɛr i/, co·met·ic [kuh-met-ik], /kəˈmɛt ɪk/, co·met·i·cal, adjectivecom·et·like, adjective
Words nearby comet
Example sentences from the Web for comet
A century later, as a comet carrying disease and social unrest has upended the world, Afrofuturism may be more relevant than ever.These Were Our Favorite Tech Stories From Around the Web in 2020|Singularity Hub Staff|January 2, 2021|Singularity Hub
Meteor showers occur when flyby comets leave a dusty trail behind, so that when Earth runs through the trail, the dirt strikes our atmosphere, burns up and we see shooting stars.Skywatch: What’s happening in the heavens in January|Blaine P. Friedlander Jr.|December 26, 2020|Washington Post
The outer disk of planetesimals—basically, a huge pile of leftover comets—was almost completely cleared out.The Sight of Jupiter and Saturn Together Is a Beautiful Thing - Facts So Romantic|Sean Raymond & Sebastiaan Krijt|December 21, 2020|Nautilus
When a comet’s ice vaporizes in sunlight, dust grains also fly off the comet.December’s stunning Geminid meteor shower is born from a humble asteroid|Ken Croswell|December 2, 2020|Science News
Scientists have known for over 100 years that comets can spark meteor showers, but it wasn’t until 1983 that researchers had the technology needed to connect the Geminids to a small asteroid, dubbed Phaethon because it swings so close to the sun.
They found that there are roughly 1,900 hydrogen atoms for each deuterium atom in the water on Comet 67P.
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.
The Comet started on her first trip up the Arkansas, being the first steam boat that ascended that river.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
By the time he reached the bridge the cylinders were purring softly and the Comet was going like a limited express.
Here Matt's wisdom in bringing Clip along, even at the loss of some speed on the Comet's part, was made manifest.
Jem, the driver of the roadster, crashed through the bushes just as the Comet was getting under its own headway.
With all the reserve power thrown into the machinery, the Comet made hard work of the hill.
British Dictionary definitions for comet
Derived forms of cometcometary or cometic (kɒˈmɛtɪk), adjective
Word Origin for comet
Scientific definitions for comet
Cultural definitions for comet
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.