Comets, Asteroids, & Meteors

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    Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors Help

    Introduction to Comets, Asteriods, and Meteors Eight known substantial bodies orbit the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Since its discovery, a ninth object, the Pluto-Charon system, also has been considered as a ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Comet Personalities Help

    Introduction to Comet Personalities No two comets look the same. Any given comet appears different to Earthbound observers every time it returns to the Sun. Halley’s Comet, one of the most well-known of all comets in history, was brilliant when it ...

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    Anatomy of a Comet Help

    Introduction to the Anatomy of a Comet Before the first physical visit in 1985–1986 when celestial robots swarmed around Halley’s Comet, scientists were not quite certain what comets are made of. People could only observe them from Earth through ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Stones From Space Help

    Stones From Space An intense meteor shower is an unforgettable spectacle. So is a single large meteor as it lights up the sky, creates a sonic boom, and leaves a lingering trail. The Native Americans called these objects shooting ...

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    Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors Practice Problems

    Review the following concepts if needed: Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors Help

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