Translation of comet in Spanish:

comet

cometa, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈkɒmɪt//ˈkɑmət/

noun

  • 1

    cometa masculine
    • A comet is discovered and as it comes closer to earth, it becomes apparent it may strike our planet.
    • Dozens of comets are discovered each year as well, many by automated telescopes and spacecraft.
    • Several bright comets streaked across the sky and then disappeared in an instant.
    • Rather, they are produced by bits of dusty debris shed by orbiting comets and asteroids.
    • She discovered eight comets, a record by a female astronomer until 1987.
    • As orbiting comets pass near the sun, intense heat strips them of a layer of dust and ice.
    • In particular he showed that comets have a solid nucleus, and that they generate their own light.
    • The spacecraft's point of view now captures the shadowed side of the comet's nucleus.
    • The spacecraft will orbit the comet's nucleus.
    • There are vast numbers of comets in the solar system, more than there are asteroids, but most lie out of sight beyond Pluto.
    • Sometimes, the stresses are strong enough to break off chunks of the comet's nucleus.
    • Bombardment by asteroids and comets is an extraterrestrial process that may release huge quantities of water.
    • We have just discussed some of the positive benefits of planetary impact by comets and asteroids.
    • Some explanations for extinctions and evolution include strikes by asteroids or comets.
    • The Hawaii researchers observed the comet on July 17 and July 18 and discovered many more fragments.
    • He saw a comet passing far, far away in the distance from where he made his steps.
    • A bright comet had appeared on 14 November 1680.
    • He observed the comets of 1665, and made other astronomical observations, publishing his descriptions of these events.
    • Warming from the sun causes frozen organic compounds on a comet's surface to sublime, or vaporize.
    • A bright comet is a spectacular astronomical event.