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Interactive Structure of the comet.

Comets Parts Puzzle is a short online game, to sort the parts of the comet. Astronomy learning exercise to explore and study the structure of a comet, distinct parts and how they interact with the Sunís influence. Fun educational game, suitable for online lessons, interactive classes and exciting homeworks.

This fun astronomy game include the the following parts:
  • Nucleus: The solid core of ice, dust, and rock.
  • Coma: A surrounding cloud of gas and dust.
  • Hydrogen Cloud: An extended envelope of hydrogen gas.
  • Dust Tail: A curved tail of dust particles.
  • Ion Tail: A straight tail of ionized gases.
  • Antitail: A rare tail pointing toward the Sun, seen due to perspective effects.
  • Sun Radiatin: Direction of the solar wind.
Comets Parts Puzzle

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How to play Comets Parts Puzzle.

There are 7 parts of the comet left of the screen. Drag and drop them in the correct location in the bright light spot to the right. Make it for less than 8 tries for a good school mark.


Knowledge Achievements:
Know the parts of a comet and get +1 Knowledge Level on Planeta 42.
Difficulty: Medium.

Structure of the Comet Puzzle Screenshot

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Class subject: Structure of the Comet.

(Chat GPT) Understanding the structure of comets helps astronomers learn about the early solar system since comets are considered to be some of the most primitive bodies in our cosmic neighborhood.
  • 1. Nucleus: The nucleus is the solid, central part of the comet. It is composed of ice, dust, and small rocky particles, often described as a "dirty snowball." The nucleus is typically a few kilometers in diameter.
  • 2. Coma: The coma is a cloud of gas and dust that surrounds the nucleus when the comet is near the Sun. The heat from the Sun causes the ices in the nucleus to sublimate, releasing gas and dust into space. The coma can be tens to hundreds of thousands of kilometers in diameter.
  • 3. Hydrogen Cloud: Surrounding the coma is a large but sparse envelope of hydrogen gas, which can be millions of kilometers in diameter. This hydrogen cloud is not always visible but can be detected using ultraviolet telescopes.
  • 4. Dust Tail: The dust tail is composed of small, solid particles that are pushed away from the comet by the pressure of sunlight. It appears bright and is curved due to the motion of the comet and the influence of the solar wind. The dust tail can stretch millions of kilometers away from the nucleus.
  • 5. Ion (Plasma) Tail: The ion tail, also known as the plasma tail, is formed by ions (charged particles) created when the solar wind interacts with the gases in the coma. This tail is straight and always points directly away from the Sun, regardless of the comet's direction of travel. The ion tail can also extend for millions of kilometers.
  • 6. Antitail: Occasionally, a comet can display an antitail, which appears to point in the direction of the Sun, opposite to the dust and ion tails. This is an optical illusion caused by the viewing angle from Earth, where the particles in the comet's orbit reflect sunlight in such a way that they seem to form a tail pointing toward the Sun.
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