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Comet Orbits Quiz

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1. Comet orbits are usually highly what?

2. Which law delineates the shape of a comet's orbit?

3. Approximately how long is Halley's comet's orbit around the Sun?

4. Which part of the comet develops when it approaches the sun?

5. What is the term for comets with orbits that take them out beyond the orbit of Neptune?

6. Comets originate in which area of the solar system?

7. How does the speed of a comet change as it approaches the Sun?

8. What is the name for the comet's closest approach to the Sun in its orbit?

9. What drives the change in the direction of a comet's tail?

10. What happens to a comet's orbit if it passes close to a massive object like Jupiter?