Is a comet the same thing as a shooting star? In this BrainPop movie, Tim and Moby will tell you the cool story of comets. You’ll find out what they’re made of (hint: you probably have some in your freezer!) as well as where they come from. And you’ll be able to tell your friends about the different parts of a comet, as well as why you don’t see most of the parts until a comet gets close to the sun. Meet some of the most famous comets in history and find out why you don’t see them very often!

Watch the Science movie about Comets »

What are comets?

Why do comets rarely pass the earth?

Can you tell me about Comet Hyakutake? Where did it get its name?