Monday, July 20, 2015

Fact of the Day: Comet

The English word comet is derived from the Greek word kometes which means "long-haired star" in English. 

15 comments:

  1. An interesting way for the ancients to describe a comet.

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  2. Hadn't even thought about that, interesting to know..

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  3. So what you're saying is that comets are the mullets of space debris?

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  4. Guess there are no barbers in space

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  5. I love getting the meanings of some of the words I've used all my life.
    I love your blog, Adam...I've learned many things here.
    xo

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  6. It must be a "rock star." nyuk nyuk

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  7. Long haired star? I like it. It sounds very appropriate.

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  8. Fun! In Ukraine we call it ''cometa''.

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