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Comparison of Comet Orbits

Comparison of Comet Orbits Social Studies Aviation & Space Exploration STEM Astronomy

NASA sent an unmanned mission to a comet called Tempel 1 during 2005. How did that comet’s orbit compare to the orbits of other comets (such as Halley and Hyakutake)?

How did the orbits of those three comets compare to the orbits of planets in Earth’s solar system?

This drawing, by Tony Farnham, answers those questions.

Click on the image for a better view.


Media Credits

Illustration, by Tony Farnham, online via NASA and University of Maryland.

 

 

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