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The Electric Comet
Comets are small bodies of rock that are believed to have formed billions of years ago as bi-products of the proto planetary disc that allegedly formed the solar system. It is believed by scientists that these are the equivalent of "dirty snowballs". Because of their size and the nature of their formation, they are also believed to be geologically dead, free of cratering and not exhibiting significant land features. So scientists were surprised when the Rosetta mission to comet 67P revealed a rocky, crater strewn surface, free of ice. If comets are aggregations of primordial ice and dust, one .......