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  Comet Geyser
Feature Type: Geyser
Geyser/Spring Type: Cone geyser

Basin
Upper Geyser Basin
Complex
Daisy Group

Comet Geyser sits in the middle of, and has the largest cone of, the Daisy Group. Because of this and its almost constant play, many first time visitors to the group, mistakenly assume that Comet is Daisy.

Comet splashes almost continuously. Every few minutes the surging becomes larger and may reach as much as six feet but that is about all that Comet does. After large eruptions of Splendid and sometimes after Daisy, Comet will appear to slow down and get shorter but it rebounds quickly. Thus, like almost everything else in the group, Comet appears to be connected to these two geysers.

There have been a handful of reports throughout the history of the park of Comet erupting to as much as 30 feet. Concerned that the observer may have confused Daisy and Splendid, which has happened many times, many look upon these reports with skepticism. Even so, I wouldn't be too surprised if Comet doesn't have a rare eruption every once in a while.


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