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!

Learn More:

What are comets?

Why do comets rarely pass the earth?

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