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synonyms for comet

  • bolide
  • falling star
  • fireball
  • meteorite
  • meteoroid
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How to use comet in a sentence

A century later, as a comet carrying disease and social unrest has upended the world, Afrofuturism may be more relevant than ever.
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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 JANUARYBLAINE P. FRIEDLANDER JR.DECEMBER 26, 2020WASHINGTON 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 ROMANTICSEAN RAYMOND & SEBASTIAAN KRIJTDECEMBER 21, 2020NAUTILUS
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 ASTEROIDKEN CROSWELLDECEMBER 2, 2020SCIENCE 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.
AMID WINTER’S DARKNESS, FLASHES OF BRILLIANCENANCY SHUTENOVEMBER 29, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
“The old conventional wisdom was that the low-density stuff was from comets, and the high-density stuff was from asteroids,” he says.
THE ASTEROID BENNU’S BRITTLE BOULDERS MAY MAKE GRABBING A SAMPLE EASIERLISA GROSSMANOCTOBER 8, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
It’s one of the best photos Hubble has ever taken of any comet.
HUBBLE HAS SPOTTED COMET NEOWISE AFTER IT SURVIVED ITS JOURNEY AROUND THE SUNNEEL PATELAUGUST 25, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
NASA has released new photos of Comet Neowise taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, revealing a close-up view of the brightest comet observed in decades after it passed around the sun this summer.
HUBBLE HAS SPOTTED COMET NEOWISE AFTER IT SURVIVED ITS JOURNEY AROUND THE SUNNEEL PATELAUGUST 25, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
“We have an opportunity here to see the birth of a comet as it starts to become active,” says planetary scientist Kat Volk of the University of Arizona in Tucson.
IN A FIRST, ASTRONOMERS SPOTTED A SPACE ROCK TURNING INTO A COMETLISA GROSSMANAUGUST 18, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
“This will be the first ever comet that we know its history, because we’ve seen it before being a comet,” Sarid says.
IN A FIRST, ASTRONOMERS SPOTTED A SPACE ROCK TURNING INTO A COMETLISA GROSSMANAUGUST 18, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
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WORDS RELATED TO COMET

  • asteroid
  • buzzword
  • comet
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  • fad
  • firework
  • flare
  • meme
  • meteoroid
  • shooting star
  • torpedo
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