How many comets are currently orbiting our sun? (Beginner)

This number is always changing, as new comets are discovered every year! For an updated list of visible comets orbiting the sun, look at the following web page:

This page was last updated on July 18, 2015.

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Brian Kent

Brian Kent

Brian Kent is a scientist with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. He studies the dynamics of galaxies and works with 3D visualization and software for radio telescopes. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell in 2008.

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