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The tail of the comet always points straight away from the sun, in antisolar direction.
One hypothesis suggests that comets could have deposited the magnetic material that creates the magnetic fields.
Larger pieces of comet debris can create exceptionally bright meteors known as bolides.
Every year, the Earth's orbit intersects with the trajectory of Halley's comet.
Around the world, telescopes are swiveling to welcome, and then wave farewell to, a new guest to the solar system: a fast-moving asteroid, or potentially a comet.
The Orionids flare up when Earth moves through a field of debris created by Halley's comet.
Engineers at the European Space Agency used it to rewrite, with 10 times less code, the operating system of a probe that was the first to ever land softly on a comet.
On the other hand, Brown wasn’t exactly Edna St. Vincent Millay, either, breaking rules and hearts while blazing across the literary firmament like a comet.
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