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University of California Berkeley: The Comet's Tale

This site provides a comprehensive overview of the study of comets. Extensive graphics illustrate how various comets look as they travel through the solar system. Particular attention is paid to Halley’s Comet, Comet Linear, Comet Shoemaker-Levy, and Comet McNaught-Hartley. Students are provided thought-provoking questions regarding the development and long-lasting effects of comets and they are asked to play an interactive game in regards to the composite and make-up of comets. “Killer Comets” is a module that includes concepts with respects to dinosaur extinction and how comets may have played a part in this process.

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