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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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Watt

A unit of power, equivalent to one joule of energy per second.

wavelength

The distance between successive crests or troughs in a wave.

weathering

The chemical and physical alteration of materials exposed to the environment on or near the surface of a planetary body.

 
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Watt

A unit of power, equivalent to one joule of energy per second.

wavelength

The distance between successive crests or troughs in a wave.

weathering

The chemical and physical alteration of materials exposed to the environment on or near the surface of a planetary body.