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GEOL 2207 Lecture Notes - Oort Cloud, Meteor Shower

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Department
Geology
Course Code
GEOL 2207
Professor
J.Finnis

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Comets
COMETS
- Material left over from the formation of solar system, composed of
icy material and other debris
o As traveled towards the Sun, ice vaporize producing comet’s tail
- Examples of comets
o Halley
Every 74-79 years
o Hale-Bopp
Last in 1997, every 2830 years
o Annual event
Leonid Meteor shower
Every November, shooting stars produced as earth
passes thru debris left by comet Temple-Tuttle as it
orbits around the sun
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