Comet

An icy object in independent orbit about the Sun; smaller than a planet, usually having a highly elliptical orbit extending out to beyond Jupiter.

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[sternwheeler] Comet was a sternwheel steamboat that ran from 1871 to 1900 on Puget Sound and rivers flowing into it, including the White and Nooksack rivers. == Construction== The steamboat Comet, whose name was said to have been `misleading”, was built in Seattle in 1871 by Capt. Simon F. Randolph (d.1909). Comet was constructed in an u...
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[fish] The comet or marine betta (Calloplesiops altivelis) is a species of reef-associated tropical marine fish in the longfin family Plesiopidae, most commonly found between 3 to 50 m deep. It is native to the Indo-Pacific Ocean. It can reach a maximum length of 20 cm. ==Behaviour== Adults are usually found near reefs, and in caves and cre...
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[racing dinghy] The Comet is a single handed, one design racing dinghy available with three separate rigging options: Standard, Xtra and Mino, that can be raced competitively alongside each other. It is mainly sailed in the United Kingdom at club level and at open meetings organised by the Comet Class Association. The Comet is a recognised ...
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[clipper] The Comet was an 1851 California clipper built by William H. Webb which sailed in the Australia trade and the tea trade. This extreme clipper was very fast. She had record passages on two different routes: New York to San Francisco, and Liverpool to Hong Kong, and beat the famous clipper Flying Dutchman in an 1853 race around the ...
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[programming language] Comet is a commercial programming language designed by Brown University professor Dr. Pascal Van Hentenryck used to solve complex combinatorial optimization problems in areas such as resource allocation and scheduling. It offers a range of optimization algorithms: from mathematical programming to constraint programmin...
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[book] Comet (1985) is a popular-science book by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan. It describes the scientific nature of comets, as well as their varying roles and perceptions throughout history. The evolution of human understanding of comets is also detailed, and thinkers and astronomers such as Edmond Halley, Immanuel Kant, and William Huggins a...
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Comet

A comet is a celestial body that orbits around the sun. Its tail of gas and dust always points away from the sun .
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A chunk of frozen gasses, ice, and rocky debris that orbits the Sun. A comet nucleus is about the size of a mountain on earth. When a comet nears the Sun, heat vaporizes the icy material producing a cloud of gaseous material surrounding the nucleus, called a coma. As the nucleus begins to disintegrate, it also produces a trail of dust or dust tail ...
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Comet

A diffuse body of solid particles and gas, which orbits the Sun. The orbit is usually highly elliptical or even parabolic. Comets are unstable bodies with masses of the order of 10^18 g whose average lifetime is about 100 perihelion passages. Periodic comets comprise only ~4% of all known comets. Periodic comets are designated by a number, followed...
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comet

[n] - (astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit
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Comet

Solid, frozen lifeless objects made of dirty ice and gas. They are notourius for their long two tails made of gas.
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Comet

A chunk of frozen gasses, ice, and rocky debris that orbits the Sun. A comet nucleus is about the size of a mountain on earth. When a comet nears the Sun, heat vaporizes the icy material producing a cloud of gaseous material surrounding the nucleus, called a coma. As the nucleus begins to disintegrate, it also produces a trail of dust or dust tail ...
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Comet

British cruiser tank, equipped with the Christie large wheel suspension and carried a 77 mm gun. It was first used March 1945 after the British had crossed the Rhine and remained in service for many...
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Comet

Passenger Jet [UK], Medium Tank [UK]
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Comet

Com'et noun [ Latin cometes , cometa , from Greek ... comet, prop. long-haired, from ... to wear long hair, from ... hair, akin to Latin coma : confer French comète .] (Astron.) A member of the solar system which usually moves in an elongated orbit, approaching very ...
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comet

noun (astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit
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Comet

• (n.) A member of the solar system which usually moves in an elongated orbit, approaching very near to the sun in its perihelion, and receding to a very great distance from it at its aphelion. A comet commonly consists of three parts: the nucleus, the envelope, or coma, and the tail; but one or more of these parts is frequently wanting. See I...
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(from the article `aerospace engineering`) Commercial aircraft after World War II continued to use the more economical propeller method of propulsion. The efficiency of the jet engine was ... ...the British air-transport industry, and among the suggestions was a specification for a transatlantic mailplane. De Havilland began design stud...
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(from the article `Bell, Henry`) ...in 1790, settled in Glasgow as a carpenter, and later moved to Helensburgh. In 1800 he submitted proposals to the British Admiralty for ...
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comet

any of a class of small celestial objects orbiting the Sun and developing diffuse gaseous envelopes and often long luminous tails when near the Sun. ... [23 related articles]
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[steamboat] The SS ``Comet was a steamship that operated on the Great Lakes. The Comet was built in 1857 as a wooden-hulled propeller-driven cargo vessel that was soon adapted to carry passengers. She suffered a series of maritime accidents prior to her final sinking in 1875 causing the loss of ten lives. She became known as the only treasu...
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[plane] County Hall, Erie County, New York ...
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HMS Comet was a British C Class destroyer of 1710 tons displacement launched in 1944. HMS Comet was powered by two Admiralty 3-drum type boilers providing a top speed of 34 knots and carried a crew of 186. She was armed with four 4.5 inch dual-purpose guns; four 40 mm anti-aircraft guns; six 20 mm anti-aircraft guns; four 21-inch torpedo tubes.
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