Prentice Hall Earth Science II Chapter 23 Mrs. Polley Brookfield

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Coma

The fuzzy, gaseous component of a comet's head.

Nebula.

A cloud of gas or dust in space.

Comet

A small body made of rocky and metallic pieces held together by frozen gases.

Planetesimal

Small, irregularly shaped body formed by colliding matter.

Asteroid

A small rocky body, which can range in size

Meteoroid

A small, solid particle that travels through space.

Meteor

The luminous phenomenon observed when material enters the Earth's atmosphere and burns up.

Meteorite

Any portion that reaches the Earth's Surface.

Jovian Planet

The Jupiter-like planets, also known as gas giants. (farthest away)

Terrestrial Planet

any of the Earth-like planets. (closest to the sun)

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