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Definition of the adjective cometary

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  1. of or relating to or resembling a comet

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the Solar System (2014)

by Tilman Spohn, Doris Breuer, Torrence Johnson

Cometary meteoroids are thought to be too fragile to survive atmospheric entry. In addition, cometary meteoroids typically encounter the Earth at higher velocities than asteroidal debris and thus are more likely to fragment and burn up during ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Astronomy (1985)

by Valerie Illingworth

cometary nebula Kohoutek has a period in excess of 70000 years). The majority of comets observed from earth have perihelions near the earth. This is simply due to observational selection. The brightness of a comet is proportional to 1/r"A”, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (2011)

by Muriel Gargaud

Cometary dust appears to be heterogeneous, with silicates in both the amorphous (glassy) and crystalline forms, Fe and Ni sulfides and other minerals in minor amounts. The presence of carbonates and phyllosilicates is subject to debate.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

CJC cometary impact Either the surface impact or atmospheric impact of debris from COMETS (or ASTEROIDS). Although largely ignored, and often derided, as an influence ...

Google previewNew Websterian 1912 Dictionary (1912)

Based Upon the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster : with a Reference Library and Treasury of Facts by Noah Webster, Harry Thurston Peck

COMETARY COMMERCIAL cometary (kom'e-ta-ri), adj. pertaining to a comet. comfit hue, hut; ...

Google previewUltimate Visual Dictionary (2017)

by DK

Cometary nuclei exist in a huge cloud (called the Oort Cloud) that surrounds the planetary part of the solar system. They are made ASTEROID 951 GASPRA of frozen water and dust and are a few miles in diameter. Occasionally, a comet is ...

Google previewThe Canadian Encyclopedia (1999)

by James H. Marsh

of which some 130 have been observed more than once and have well-determined orbits, so that about 1480 cometary apparitions have been observed in all. The remaining 690 or ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

Cometary science has ramificd in unexpected ways during the last hundred years . The establishment of a class of “ shortperiod'" comets by the computations of J. F. Encke cum,“ in 18ro, and of Wilhelm von Biela in 1816, led to the theory of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Astronomy (2012)

by Ian Ridpath

Centaurs and SDOS could be captured into *Jupiter comet family or *Halley- family cometary orbits. Centaurus (Cen) (gen. Centauri) A large and prominent southern constellation, representing a centaur. Its brightest star, *Alpha Centauri ( Rigil ...

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Scrabble value of C3O1M3E1T1A1R1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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