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Compare and contrast an asteroid and a comet.

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    I will be happy to critique your thinking.

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    for comparisons: both orbit the sun, both have the same origination

    for contrasts: comets made of ice and dirt, asteroid made of rock; comets are mostly in the Kuiper Belt, asteroids in the asteroid belt; comets have an elliptical orbit, asteroids have a circular orbit

    That's all I can think of but I think I need more.

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    can we see any asteroids with the naked eye? What about comets (think on tails).

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