Asteroids & comets

Asteroids are made up of metals and rocky material, while comets are made up of ice, dust and rocky material. L- asteroid R- comet

Both asteroids and comets were formed early in the history of the solar system about 4.5 billion years ago.

They are both celestial bodies orbiting our Sun, and they both can have unusual orbits, sometimes straying close to Earth or the other planets.

Both asteroids and comets were formed early in the history of the solar system about 4.5 billion years ago.

Comets are usually found more out in space. While asteroids are found between Mars and Jupiter.

Both made from materials from the formation of our Solar System 4.5 billion years ago

both comets and asteroids are in other solar systems beyond our own.

A few other important differences between an asteroid and a comet exist. Comets sprout tails when the come in close to the sun. Asteroids, even those near the sun, don’t usually have tails
This is a comet
This is an asteroid
This is the asteroid named 4 Vesta
This is comet named Hailey comet
This is a astroid named 951 Gaspra
This is a Comet named Hale-Bopp

https://www.reference.com/science/similarities-between-asteroids-comets-bf2e872e7524a8f8

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/ask/181-What-is-the-difference-between-an-asteroid-and-a-comet-

http://www.universetoday.com/33006/what-is-the-difference-between-asteroids-and-comets/

http://earthsky.org/space/whats-the-difference-between-comets-and-asteroids

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