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A comet is a solid body orbiting the sun typically composed of rock, dust, or ice.

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Comet Wild 4

Astronomy; Comets

Wild, also known as Wild 4, is a periodic comet in the solar system. On 04 November 2042 the comet will pass about 0.029 AU (4,300,000 km; 2,700,000 mi) from Ceres

Comet Encke

Astronomy; Comets

Comet Encke or Encke's Comet (official designation: 2P/Encke) is a periodic comet that completes an orbit of the Sun once every three years — the shortest period of any known comet. It was first ...

Comet Tempel–Tuttle

Astronomy; Comets

Tempel–Tuttle (commonly known as Comet Tempel–Tuttle) is a comet that was independently discovered by Ernst Tempel on December 19, 1865 and by Horace Parnell Tuttle on January 6, 1866. It is the ...

Halley

Astronomy; Comets

English astronomer best known for his study of comets. He figured out the orbit of a comet that had appeared in 1531, 1607, and 1682.

Halley's comet

Astronomy; Comets

A comet that is very bright and that takes 76 years to make one complete orbit around the Sun.

Halley Comet

Astronomy; Comets

Halley's Comet is the most famous of the short-period comets (with an orbit lasting 200 years or less) and it is also the only one of this type which is visible from Earth by naked eye. Halley's ...

Comet Boethin

Astronomy; Comets

Comet Boethin (officially 85P/Boethin) is a periodic comet discovered in 1975 by Reverend Leo Boethin. It appeared again in 1986 January as expected. Although the comet was next expected at ...

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