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How the comets are formed??

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Asked by vijayasundarr vijayasundarr, 28 Mar '10 04:59 pm
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Any of a class of small celestial objects orbiting the Sun and developing diffuse gaseous envelopes and often long luminous tails when near the Sun. The comet makes a transient appearance in the sky and is often said to have a hairy tail. The word comes from the Greek komts, meaning hairy one, a description that fits the bright comets noticed by theDespite their name, many comets do not develop tails. Moreover, comets are not surrounded by nebulosity during most of their lifetime. The only permanent feature of a comet is its nucleus, which is a small body that may be seen as a stellar image in large telescopes when
tail and nebulosity do not exist, particularly when the comet is still far away from the Sun. Two characteristics differentiate the cometary nucleus from a very small
asteroidnamely, its orbit and its chemical nature. A comet's orbit ismore eccentric; therefore, its distance to the Sun varies considerably. Its material is more volatile. When

far from the Sun, however, a ...more
Answered by KARTIKAY SHARMA, 28 Mar '10 05:54 pm

 
  
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I think Comets are nothingh but they are celestial bodies . appears when they come near to sun>
Answered by Motu, 27 Sep 06:26 pm

 
  
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Comets are nothingh but they are celestial bodies . appears when they come near to sun>
Answered by anoopsingh, 28 Mar '10 05:15 pm

 
  
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