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Like asteroids, comets arc also believed to be space debris or fragments left over after the formation of the solar system. But unlike asteroids, comets are thought to have originated from a region beyond the orbit of the outermost planet. They revolve around the Sun in elliptical orbits. Many of these orbits go far beyond the planets. Comets are made of ice, rock,and organic compounds and their diameter can stretch up to several kilometers. A detailed knowledge of comets’ chemical composition might provide vital information about the conditions from which Earth was formed 4.6 billion years ago. It is believed that the life on Earth began after bombardment by comets since comets have abundant supply of water and carbon-based molecules.