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Some comet hunters are fortunate enough to discover not just one comet but a great many. For example, Caroline Herschel, sister of William Herschel, the discoverer of Uranus, discovered eight comets between 1786 and 1797. Comet Ikeya-Seki honors two Japanese comet hunters, Kaoru Ikeya and Tsunomu Seki, while Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 was the ninth comet discovered by the team of Gene Shoemaker, Caroline Shoemaker (who holds the record for having discovered more comets than any other individual, 32 at the last count), and David Levy.

Chladni said that meteors were small masses of iron or stone wandering through space. Every now and then, one or more will encounter Earth’s atmosphere, where they suddenly blaze into brilliant visibility. He even went so far as to speculate on the origin of meteorites, suggesting that they might either be the remnants of larger bodies that had exploded or were material that had failed to coalesce into a moon or planet. The work of Chladni and others forced scientists to finally accept not only the reality of meteorites but also their extraterrestrial origin.

It will eventually lose all of its ice—or at least all of the ice it needs to hold itself together—and it will disintegrate, or fall apart. Many comets have actually been seen breaking up into pieces. (45) The Italian space probe Giotto snapped this close-up of the nucleus of Halley’s Comet, revealing the huge jets of gases erupting from the coal-black surface. (NASA) The tortured surface of a typical comet as it enters the inner solar system: As ice evaporates into jets and streamers of gas, the surface is slowly eroded away, leaving hills and mesas where the thicker areas of the dark crust protect the ice beneath.

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