All About Comets for Kids: Astronomy and Space for Children - FreeSchool
Comets are visitors from the outer reaches of the solar system, and sometimes give a spectacular show to stargazers on earth. In deep space, a comet may look like an asteroid - just a lump of space rock - but as it heads towards the inner solar system and is heated by the sun, ice on the nucleus begin to sublimate and dust and gas are released to reveal a tail. Learn about the origin of the word 'comet,' famous comets in history, and more in this educational video!
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Music: Jaunty Gumption, The Other Side of the Door - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Image and Video Credits:
Observing Comet Siding Spring at Mars, 3000 Comets for SOHO, What is a Sungrazing Comet?, How to Cook a Comet by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Comet Siding Spring: A Close Encounter with Mars by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Journey to the surface of a comet by ESA
Comet Impact 1994 Animation Reel by NASA STI Program
Comet Hale-Bopp over Munich by Hans Bernhard
Polaris_and_Comet_Hyakutake by Rick Scott and Joe Orman
A comet low in the sky, possibly C/2011 L4 (Pan-STARRS) by G. Brammer/ESO
Comet Lovejoy over Santiago de Chile by ESO/Yuri Beletsky
Comet Bradfield from Cactus Flats in NE Colorado by TheStarmon
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