The notion of Kite finds its origin in the Latin word Kite which, in turn, derives from a Greek term that is translated into Spanish as "hair" . The word has multiple meanings, although the most common use is the one that presents it as a astro that, in general, is composed of a nucleus of low density and a luminous atmosphere (that is, the "hair") that precedes, surrounds or accompanies it according to its location in relation to the Sun .
These celestial bodies are constituted by ice and rocks , and usually move in elliptical orbits of great eccentricity. By their composition, comets sublimate when they are close to the Sun.
After the telescope was invented, astronomers were able to determine that comets appear periodically. The first scientist to notice that was English Edmund Halley who in 1705 could anticipate that the comet that would bear his name (Halley comet ) would appear in 1758 .
In addition to the aforementioned Halley, there are other very important comets as would be the case, for example, the Hale-Bopp Comet that was discovered in 1995 and is characterized by being one of the brightest that has been seen in many decades .
Nor should we forget the Humason Comet that receives the name of who discovered it on the first day of September 1961. Its main hallmark and the one that really gives it relevance worldwide is its giant size.
According to its characteristics, a comet can be classified as barbato (the luminous atmosphere precedes the core), crinito (her hair is divided into several branches), corniform (his tail is hunched over) or caudate (the luminous atmosphere goes behind the core).
However, we can establish that there are two more kinds of comets classifications. One of them is the one that is made based on the size in kilometers of them. In this way we find the Goliaths that are those that have more than 50 kilometers, the giants that are between 10 and 50, the large ones that have a size between 6 to 10, the medium ones that have between 3 to 6 , the little ones that enjoy between 1.5 and 3 kilometers, and finally the aquinos that have a maximum of 1.5 kilometers.
The second classification is the one that differentiates them based on their cometary age. Thus, we find the baby kites that are less than 4 years old, the young people who do not exceed 30, the media that are under 70 years old, the old ones that are less than 100 years old and finally the Methuselahs who are over 100 years old .
On the other hand, a comet (also known, in this sense, as keg , frilly , kite or pandorga , among other names) gives name to the flying artifact that gains height and traces flight by wind action and that can be directed from the ground by one or several wires.
The comet is one of the most traditional entertainment for children, although there are also kite competitions where adults participate.
Finally, it should be noted that comet is a card game where the nine of golds is the wild card.