The Comet Encke Tail Disruption Event

In this comet tail disruption worksheet, students solve 7 problems using two images from NASA's STEREO satellite showing the breakup of the comet's tail. Students analyze the diagram and use the scale to solve the problems about time, distance and speed of the tail fragment.

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