COMETS


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COMETSClearinghouse on Mathematics, Engineering, Technology, and Science (deaf education; Rochester Institute of Technology; Rochester, NY)
COMETSCareer Oriented Modules to Explore Topics in Science (female biographies; University of Kansas)
COMETSCommunication and Broadcasting Engineering Test Satellite
COMETSComputerized Operational Maintenance and Evaluation Tracking System
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When they meet an acquaintance in the morning, the first question is about the sun's health, how he looked at his setting and rising, and what hopes they have to avoid the stroke of the approaching comet. This conversation they are apt to run into with the same temper that boys discover in delighting to hear terrible stories of spirits and hobgoblins, which they greedily listen to, and dare not go to bed for fear.
Alec was escort and Kitty Comet was borne in state in a basket, with a bottle of milk, some tiny sandwiches, and a doll's dish to drink out of, as well as a bit of carpet to lie on in her palace car, out of which she kept popping her head in the most fascinating manner.
"Not a thing that she hadn't read in the Comet," Mr.
* This comet against which Pope Calixtus, uncle of Borgia, ordered public prayers, is the same which reappeared in 1835.
Then there was a wild yelp of agony and the poodle went sailing up the aisle; the yelps continued, and so did the dog; he crossed the house in front of the altar; he flew down the other aisle; he crossed before the doors; he clamored up the home-stretch; his anguish grew with his progress, till presently he was but a woolly comet moving in its orbit with the gleam and the speed of light.
Under the influence of gravity, it accelerates towards the Sun as a comet. These comets, travelling in nearly parabolic orbits, are known as long-period comets and by definition have orbital periods greater than 200 years, though the actual periods are generally a few thousand years or more.
A preceding C is used for non-periodic comets, or comets with periods longer than 200 years.
Previous missions had whizzed by comets and taken snapshots.
A panoply of textures and structures indicates that comet 67P is not a loose collection of ice and dust, the prevailing image of comets for decades.
Whether Comet C/ISON will become a "Comet of the Century" and outshine all other bright comets in the past still remains to be seen.( ANI )