Physical characteristics edit


Classification edit

Life of the comet edit

Coma and nucleus edit

Temperature edit

Structure and composition of the nucleus edit

The comet's tail edit

"Anti-tails" edit

Tails and plasma edit

The Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud edit

The Kuiper Belt is a belt of objects starting just beyond the orbit of Neptune (with some objects' orbits overlapping that of Neptune). In addition to being the home of some dwarf planets and many smaller objects, it is the source of the short-period comets. The Oort Cloud is a group of objects located much farther from the Sun than the Kuiper Belt; it is the source of the long-period comets.

Origin and duration of the comets edit

The Return Of The Comets edit

Giotto edit

Gallery edit

Distance edit

Surface edit