A comet, an icy, rocky space object that can form a tail of gas and dust when near the sun. Generally depicted as an icy-blue comet, as if streaking downwards in a night sky.
May be used for meteors and other celestial bodies, as well as for content concerning space more generally. Also occasionally used for flair or flourish.
Not to be confused with 🌠 Shooting Star, though their applications may overlap.
Samsung’s comet is fiery-red, as is Apple’s, which appears to be ascending. WhatsApp’s comet is depicted in a starry, night sky, Apple’s comet was previously descending and blue.
📅 Comet was approved as part of Unicode 1.1 in 1993
and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.