Make a Comet on a Stick

Comets are large balls of ice, rock and dust but you can think of them as large dirty snowballs that travel through the Solar System.

A hand holding a lolly-pop stick. A comet is attached to the end of the stick. There is a starry black background.

What are Asteroids and Comets?

The image shows an asteroid in space on the left, and a comet viewed from Earth on the right.