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Comets Find it! in Zoom Astronomy
- Print-out for Grade 3-5

Use the section on the comets to answer the following questions.

1. What celestial body do comets orbit?_________________

2. What is the nucleus of a comet made of?_______________________

3. Is a comet's coma solid, liquid, or gaseous?_______________________

4. When is the tail of a comet visible?_______________________

5. Are comets in circular or elliptical orbits? _____________________

6. Name a well-known comet whose visit was recorded in ancient times _______________________

7. What is the name for the process in which a solid matter (like a comet's nucleus) goes directly to a gaseous state?_______________________

8. Does a comet's tail ever face the Sun? _______________________

9. What happens when the Earth crosses a comet's orbit and encounters comet debris? ______________________

10. What is the name of a comet that crashes into the sun (or gets so close that it burns up)? ______________________

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Level: Grade 3-5 Subject: astronomy, science, reading, writing, introduction to research on the Internet

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