Meaning of COMET in English

COMET

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

nucleus

Clearly comet nuclei are very weak.

As long as a comet nucleus is still active, fresh clouds of dust are emitted at each perihelion passage.

The other half of the NEOs are extinct comet nuclei .

■ VERB

see

Female speaker Well I've seen Halley's comet and it doesn't to me.

Steve Kates has seen a dozen comets since he was a 9-year-old.

The darker the sky, the better chance of seeing the comet , he said.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Astronomers had accidentally caught a comet in the act of turning into an asteroid.

At best, the comet will be visible to us naked-eye types for only a few more weeks.

Other comets have also been seen to break up.

Rourke was the one who was shooting out of her sphere like a trail-blazing comet .

Sciorra plays a Colorado astronomer who discovers that an approaching comet has dislodged several asteroids, propelling them toward Earth.

Surprisingly, they were the first comets found from Britain this century.

To extend the parallel, the impact of the comet would also have released large quantities of hard radiation.

Viewed from space, the normal progress of the survey ship was like the passage of a comet .

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