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Solar System Coloring Book--Comets

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Location: At the outer edge of the solar system

Number: Millions of them

Famous Comet: Halley's comet returns to Earth every 76 years.

Comets are huge dirty snowballs that are found in the farthest parts of the solar system. Comets are made of ice, dust, and small chunks of rock. Some comets come into the inner solar system every few hundred years and travel around the Sun.

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