Which of the following is a rock created when a comet dies near the sun due to the evaporation of its water and ice particles?
When a comet is heated by the Sun, its ices begin to sublimate (similar to the way dry "fizzes" when you leave it in sunlight). The mixture of ice crystals and dust blows away from the comet nucleus in the wind, creating a pair of tails. The dust tail is what we normally see when we view comets from Earth. A plasma tail also forms from gas molecules when it is "excited" by solar wind interaction. We cannot see it, we can only imagine it.