comet group

comet group

A group of comets, occurring in the Solar System, which, apart from the time of perihelion passage, have very nearly the same orbital elements. 1668, 1843 I, 1880 I, 1882 II, 1887 I, and 1948 VII is a typical group. These groups have probably been formed by the tidal splitting of a larger comet.

comet group

[′käm·ət ‚grüp]
(astronomy)
A division of comets on the basis of their period; the short-period group (periods of less than 200 years) contains orbits that show a strong preference for the plan of the solar system; the planes of long-period comets are randomly distributed.
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A guide to observing comets can be found on the ASSA website and observations should be submitted to the Comet group of the Shallow Sky Observing Section (p 113).
Marsden, 'The Sungrazing Comet Group II', AJ, 98(6), 2306-2321 (1989)
ExtraCare Service Plans and Extended Warranties are provided by a third party (The Warranty Group) and are unaffected by the Administration of Comet Group Limited.
For example, the COMET group created framework extensions for a network operations (NetOps) "team workbench" that would allow personnel from different branches to dynamically manage and allocate bandwidth and network resources despite having trained on different systems, Chase said.
First developed in 1999, its anchor tenants include DSG Retail trading as Currys, Comet Group Plc, Homestyle trading as Harveys, CSL Lounge Suites Ltd trading as CSL, Furniture Village Plc, Barker & Stonehouse Ltd, A Share and Sons trading as SCS and TGI Fridays Ltd.
Data protection solutions provider Spare Backup Inc along with UK electrical retailer Comet Group PLC announced on Thursday the launch of their co-branded cloud computing platform named Filesafe throughout Comet's 250 store locations in the UK.
Comet Group, which is a subsidiary of European firm Kesa Electricals, has more than 250 stores in the UK, employs approximately 10,000 people and is one of the country's leading specialist electrical retailers.
Yesterday he took Comet Group Plc to an employment tribunal in Cardiff and said, 'I felt I was being punished for being honest and decent to the customers and I felt that was a completely hopeless position for me and I couldn't continue any more.
Mr Sweeney is claiming constructive dismissal from Comet Group because the pressure of meeting targets forced him out of his pounds 20,000-a-year job.
TAKEOVER speculation gripped the supermarket sector today following the announcement that Asda is in talks to merge with the Woolworths-to- Comet group Kingfisher.
The survey, conducted by the Comet group, revealed that single people were more likely to hold on to their shares.
Kingfisher - the Woolworth to Comet group - yesterday reported a strong start to the year.