Comets are asteroids

Active asteroids are comets

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Active asteroids are comets or, to put it another way, comets are just active asteroids. Or non active comets are just asteroids, as it looks more sexy to be a comet. Some asteroids suddenly become comets. Some asteroids have had their name changed from an asteroid to a comet! But a comet only seen as …

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Comets and asteroids are similar: rocks and craters evidence

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Is there evidence that comets and asteroids are similar, if not the same family of solar system objects? There seems to be growing visual evidence in that comets and asteroids have regolith (layer of material on the surface), some look physically similar (peanut or rubber duck shaped) and they both have rocks and craters. Both …

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Evidence that comets and asteroids are the same: regolith

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Evidence that comets and asteroids are the same thing comes from the physical observations of their surfaces from its rocky terrain, boulders and especially regolith (material covering a surface). The Philae lander, just before it failed to land on its first attempt, gave an immense image that showed a similar surface to asteroid Eros of …

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