- Question 2:
- Describe the makeup of a comet.
Comets are composed of three parts: a nucleus, a coma, and a tail or tails. The heart of a comet is its nucleus — chunks of ice and rock surrounded by a coma. The coma is the gas and dust released by the comet when it is warmed by sunlight. The solar wind blows the cometís coma away from the Sun, forming one or more tails.
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