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Word of the Day 12/05/20 Comet

Comet (noun)
comet [ kom-it ]


noun Astronomy.
1. a celestial body moving about the sun, usually in a highly eccentric orbit, consisting of a central mass surrounded by an envelope of dust and gas that may form a tail that streams away from the sun.

OTHER WORDS FROM COMET
com·et·ar·y [kom-i-ter-ee]
co·met·ic [kuh-met-ik]
co·met·i·cal, adjective
com·et·like, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO COMET
falling star, bolide, fireball, meteorite, meteoroid

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1150–1200; Middle English comete < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin comētēs,comēta < Greek komḗtēs wearing long hair, equivalent to komē-, variant stem of komân to let one's hair grow (derivative of kómē hair) + -tēs agent suffix

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR COMET
It’s one of the best photos Hubble has ever taken of any comet.
HUBBLE HAS SPOTTED COMET NEOWISE AFTER IT SURVIVED ITS JOURNEY AROUND THE SUN|NEEL PATEL|AUGUST 25, 2020|MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

NASA has released new photos of Comet Neowise taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, revealing a close-up view of the brightest comet observed in decades after it passed around the sun this summer.
HUBBLE HAS SPOTTED COMET NEOWISE AFTER IT SURVIVED ITS JOURNEY AROUND THE SUN|NEEL PATEL|AUGUST 25, 2020|MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

“We have an opportunity here to see the birth of a comet as it starts to become active,” says planetary scientist Kat Volk of the University of Arizona in Tucson.
IN A FIRST, ASTRONOMERS SPOTTED A SPACE ROCK TURNING INTO A COMET|LISA GROSSMAN|AUGUST 18, 2020|SCIENCE NEWS

“This will be the first ever comet that we know its history, because we’ve seen it before being a comet,” Sarid says.
IN A FIRST, ASTRONOMERS SPOTTED A SPACE ROCK TURNING INTO A COMET|LISA GROSSMAN|AUGUST 18, 2020|SCIENCE NEWS

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