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comet in Astronomy topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcometcom‧et /ˈkɒmɪt $ ˈkɑː-/ ●○○ noun [countable]  HAan object in space like a bright ball with a long tail, that moves around the Sun Halley’s Comet
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cometAstronomers had accidentally caught a comet in the act of turning into an asteroid.Viewed from space, the normal progress of the survey ship was like the passage of a comet.Sciorra plays a Colorado astronomer who discovers that an approaching comet has dislodged several asteroids, propelling them toward Earth.Rourke was the one who was shooting out of her sphere like a trail-blazing comet.Surprisingly, they were the first comets found from Britain this century.Other comets have also been seen to break up.At best, the comet will be visible to us naked-eye types for only a few more weeks.To extend the parallel, the impact of the comet would also have released large quantities of hard radiation.