Comets in Our Solar System: Comet Hale-Bopp

Comet Hale-Bopp

Comets are one of the most studied celestial objects by astronomers. Over the years, there has been increased study and research on many of them as they appear close to Earth and provide indications about space. These comets are sometimes traveling for hundreds of years in their orbit. One such comet is … Read more

Comets in Our Solar System: Comet McNaught

Comet McNaught in Sydney, Australia.

Comet discoveries are always unexpected and astonishing. Finding a new celestial object in our solar system indicates that there is a possibility of various new aspects that we can find out about our solar system. However, comet discoveries are neither frequent nor easy to spot despite the better technology. One of the … Read more

Comets in Our Solar System: Tempel-Tuttle Comet

A Leonid Meteor Shower

The Halley’s Comet has always fascinated scientists for its periodic arrival on Earth. However, few studies have been conducted on it because the orbital period is so long at about 75 to 76 years. For this reason, scientists have focused on other comets such as the Tempel-Tuttle Comet which has a short … Read more

Comets in Our Solar System: Shoemaker-Levy 9

Fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.

Comets in our solar system have always been an interesting phenomenon. The unique characteristics, chemical properties, and the search for life outside Earth are all explored through comets as well as other celestial objects. However, some of these comets have collided and exploded very close to our planet. While this does present … Read more

Comets in Our Solar System: The Great January Comet of 1910

The Great January Comet of 1910.

Comets have always interested astronomers due to their unique characteristics, orbital patterns, and their odd appearances in our solar system. Many of the comets have passed our solar system once and will never return or return after thousands of years. Despite not returning in a long while, they are still one of … Read more

Comets in our Solar System-The Great Comet of 1744

A display of 6 tails by The Great Comet of 1744.

Among the numerous comets in our solar system, few are periodic while most of them are non-periodic. Non-periodic means that the comets will no longer return close to the sun in their regular orbit. For this reason, non-periodic comets appear just once and can no longer be seen afterward. One such comet … Read more

The Wild 2 Comet

The Wild 2 Comet

Plenty of comets surround our solar system with some of them being known and active while others are not so active or periodic which is why we know little about them. Some of these comets have been discovered centuries ago as well such as the Halley’s Comet. On the other hand, a … Read more

Halley’s Comet

Comet Halley in 1986.

Our solar system is full of amazing comets that have different objective properties. Many of these comets are periodic which means that they come around every once in a while close to the orbital path of Earth and the sun. At this point, they can be easily spotted as well. One such … Read more

Comets in the Solar System: The Great Comet of 1680

An illustration of The Great Comet of 1680.

Several comets have passed by Earth and have been seen by the observers nearby. However, among those comets, certain have a higher significance in our solar systems while others appear to be not so important. The Great Comet of 1680 is one such comet that has remained important in the field of … Read more

What Are the Top 10 Comets In Our Solar System?

What Are the Top 10 Comets In Our Solar System

Comets are celestial objects made of dust, ice, and other materials which orbit around the sun. However, they are different from planets because comets are just an object while planets are bodies that move around a particular star such as the sun and they are highly eccentric as well. Comets usually pass … Read more