Astronomy

Notes: 6E - Comets and The Edge (of the Solar System)

  • Concepts
    • Comets - Planetesimals that have kept their light elements
    • Comet Tails - Face away from the Sun’s heat
    • Kuiper Belt - Area of space outside of Neptune
    • Heliosphere - The edges of the Sun’s influence
    • Oort Cloud - All the objects that exist between stars
  • Summary Questions / Tasks
    • Draw, Label and Explain a Diagram of how a comet's tail forms as it orbits the Sun.