14. Comets

Fig. 14.1.
The Great Comet of 1577
Fig. 14.2.
Comet Kohoutek
Fig. 14.3.
The eve of the deluge
Fig. 14.4.
A Great Comet lights up
Fig. 14.5.
Comet Halley in 1759 AD
Fig. 14.6.
Apparition of comet Halley in 1910
Fig. 14.7.
The return of comet Halley in 1986
Fig. 14.8.
The Oort comet cloud
Fig. 14.9.
The Kuiper belt of comets
Fig. 14.10.a
Comet forms
Fig. 14.10.b
Comet forms
Fig. 14.10.c
Comet forms
Fig. 14.11.
Trajectory and tails of a comet
Fig. 14.12.
Hydrogen cloud of a comet
Fig. 14.13.
Anatomy of a comet
Fig. 14.14.
Dust tail of a comet
Fig. 14.15.
Nucleus of comet Halley
Fig. 14.16.
Nucleus of comet Borrelly
Fig. 14.17.
Nucleus of comet Wild 2
Fig. 14.18.
Impact with nucleus of comet Tempel 1
Fig. 14.19.
Rotating comet
Fig. 14.20.
How to make a jet engine out of a dirty ball of comet ice
Fig. 14.21.
Comet clones
Fig. 14.22.
Comet explosion
Fig. 14.23.
The shooting stars
Fig. 14.24.
Meteor trails
Fig. 14.25.
Meteoroid stream from disintegrating comet
Fig. 14.26.
Comets produce meteor showers
Fig. 14.27.
Radiant meteors
Fig. 14.28.summary
Summary Diagram

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