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Zoom Astronomy Activities:
Comet Puzzle

Answer each of the questions below. When the answers are right, an astronomy picture will appear. To learn about comets, click here.

1. What are most comets made of?
metal and rock ice, gas and dust


2. How long can a comet's tail be?
250 km 250 million km
3. Does a comet's tail ever face the Sun?
Yes No
4. Are comets' orbits mostly circular or very elliptical?
Circular Elliptical
5. Where is a comet when its tail is visible?
Near the Earth Near the Sun
6. Do any comets have orbits that come near the Earth?
Yes No
7. What is the frozen center of a comet's head called?
Coma Nucleus
8. What is the blob of gas that surrounds a comet's head called?
Coma Tail
9. Where do short-period comets originate?
Asteroid belt Kuiper belt
10. When the Earth passes through a comet's orbit, what happens?
Auroras Meteor showers
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