Kirti Delhi, India 226 Questions 325 Answers 23 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Kirti Asked: July 9, 20212021-07-09T16:17:27+05:30 2021-07-09T16:17:27+05:30In: Geography Why does the tail of a comet point away from the Sun? Why does the tail of a comet point away from the Sun? physical geography Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Ishu Innovative 370 Questions 228 Answers 176 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Best Answer Ishu Innovative 2021-07-09T16:19:37+05:30Added an answer on July 9, 2021 at 4:19 pm The tail of the comet is always away from the Sun because the comet rotates around the Sun. Explanation: The lighter mass of the comet is pushed away due to the centrifugal force alone. The tail of a comet is made up of gas and tiny particles that are carried away from the sun by the solar wind. Comets are formed mostly from ice and dust, and their tails only form when they are close enough to be melted by the heat from the sun. As the nucleus of a comet begins to melt, it forms a cloud of gas and small particles known as the coma. When comets travel close enough into the center of our solar system, pressure from sunlight causes the coma to form a tail that stretches away from the sun. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Cancel the best answer Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions Why do the stars seem higher than they actually are in the sky? How is a thunder cloud formed?