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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)