cometary cometary  /ˈkɑ mə ˌtɛ ri/


  • (adj) of or relating to or resembling a comet


  1. Comets Could Arise Closer To Earth, Study Suggests

    There’s a potential “cometary graveyard” of inactive comets in our solar system wandering between Mars and Jupiter, a new Colombian research paper says. This contradicts a long-standing view that comets originate on the fringes of the solar system, in the Oort Cloud. (...)Read the rest of Comets Could Arise Closer To Earth, Study Suggests (349 […]
    on August 2, 2013     Source: Universe Today

  2. Messier Monday: The Great Pinwheel of Virgo, M99 [Starts With A Bang]

    “Pinwheel, pinwheel spinning around. Look at my Pinwheel and see what I found. Pinwheel, pinwheel, breezy and bright. Spin me good morning, spin me good night.” -Janet Gardner It’s time for another Messier Monday, where each week, one of the 110 deep-sky objects that make up the famed Messier Catalogue — the first large, accurate catalogue of non-cometary
    on August 1, 2013     Source: ScienceBlogs


  1. "Cometary debris and meteorites containing water-bearing minerals constantly bombard moon," M Annadurai, the mission's project director, told. "Though most of this water is lost to space, if a water molecule finds its way into a cold trap, it...
    on Oct 16, 2008 By: M Annadurai Source: Times of India

  2. "We can see that these systems take on a cometary structure as they are being blown away and destroyed," Balog said.
    on Oct 3, 2006 By: Zoltan Balog Source: Astrobiology News (press release)

  3. Dr Gerhard Schwehm, lead scientist for the Rosetta project, explains that, "With this mission we will be breaking new ground - this will be the first protracted cometary encounter."
    on Feb 6, 2004 By: Gerhard Schwehm Source: Science Daily (press release)

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