comet comet  /ˈkɑ mət/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit

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News

  1. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Sapphire: Space-Inspired Jewelry Sparkles in Exhibit

    NEW YORK — From twinkling stars and graceful comets to glowing rockets, space has been a popular subject for jewelers throughout history. Now an exhibition draws together choice examples of space-themed jewelry from before the space race to today.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: SPACE.com via Yahoo! News

  2. Audit criticizes sewer management in Golden Meadow

    An audit shows losses in Golden Meadow's sewerage system could cost residents more than $100 a year in higher bills to resolve. The Daily Comet reports ( http://bit.ly/120Pw1S ) the audit, by the firm Bourgeois Bennett, was released this past week by the state Legislative Auditor's Office.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

  3. Comet ISON: Will Potential 'Comet of the Century' Get Brighter?

    Scientists around the world have been tracking the promising Comet ISON because of its potential to star in a spectacular celestial show later this year, but from now through Aug. 8 the comet is on a "summer sabbatical." 
    on June 28, 2013     Source: SPACE.com via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "I know that when you played the African-American president of the United States, most people thought that would happen when a comet hit," Rice said, drawing laughs and cheers. "But wonder of wonders, fiction has become true."
    on Dec 7, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: kwgn.com

  2. "A comet hit the earth and the dinosaurs are dying," says Bayer. "There's a new age coming. I think those days are over with."
    on Sep 6, 2007 By: Samuel Bayer Source: Forbes

  3. "I came in with Halley's comet, and I expect to go out with it. ...... The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Here are two unaccountable freaks. They came in together; they must go out together.' Oh! I am looking forward to that," Twain said in 1909.
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: Mark Twain Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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