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Comet Nucleus Quiz

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1. What primarily comprises the nucleus of a comet?

2. How does the comet's nucleus contribute to the formation of the comet's tail?

3. What is not a characteristic of a comet's nucleus?

4. What can studying a comet's nucleus tell scientists about the solar system?

5. Why does the nucleus of a comet develop a coma as it approaches the sun?

6. What happens to the nucleus of a comet when it's far away from the Sun?

7. How do the ingredients of a comet's nucleus differ from those of an asteroid?

8. What does the dark color of a comet's nucleus indicate?

9. What makes the nucleus of a comet different from the nucleus of a planet?

10. Why does the nucleus of a comet sometimes split apart?