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Comets are cosmic snowballs of frozen gases, rock and dust roughly the size of a small town. When a comet's orbit brings it close to the sun, it heats up and spews dust and gases into a giant glowing head larger than most planets. The dust and gases form a tail that stretches away from the sun for millions of kilometers.

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ultraviolet

Light that is so blue humans cannot see it. A band of the electromagnetic spectrum between the visible and the X-ray. Photons of ultraviolet light are more energetic than photons of visible light.

umbra

The dark central region of a sunspot.

undae

Dunes (literally 'waves').

Uranus
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. It is the third largest planet in our solar system. Uranus is named for the Roman god who is father of the Titans.
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Uranus and moons Miranda and Ariel
 
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ultraviolet

Light that is so blue humans cannot see it. A band of the electromagnetic spectrum between the visible and the X-ray. Photons of ultraviolet light are more energetic than photons of visible light.

umbra

The dark central region of a sunspot.

undae

Dunes (literally 'waves').

Uranus
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun. It is the third largest planet in our solar system. Uranus is named for the Roman god who is father of the Titans.
HREF="../planets/profile.cfm?Object=Uranus">More on Uranus >>

Uranus and moons Miranda and Ariel