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:

stephen Hayes said...

An interesting way for the ancients to describe a comet.

Bob Bushell said...

Nice one.

Margaret D said...

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

Anna and Klaudia said...

Wow!! Fantastic <333
http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/
Like me on FACEBOOK

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Interesting!

A Beer for the Shower said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

Guess there are no barbers in space

bj said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"Long-haired star"?? Damn hippies.

Christine said...

good to know!

Manzanita said...

It must be a "rock star." nyuk nyuk

Mama Zen said...

That's pretty cool!

The Happy Whisk said...

Neato.

Kay said...

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

Anna-Alina said...

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