Anatomy of a Comet
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Anatomy of a Comet

Comets are irregularly shaped celestial body that orbits around the sun in highly elliptical orbits. A comet is made up of a nucleus, gaseous coma and a long tail composed of dust and ionized gases. With the radiation pressure of the solar wind, it cause a tail to form. The tail is brightened by the Sun and become observable from planet Earth when a it pass across the inner solar system. Here’s the anatomy of these stellar wanderers, explaining their physical characteristics.

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22/04/2017