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A comet three times larger than Mount Everest explodes and reaches Earth (video)

A comet three times larger than Mount Everest explodes and reaches Earth (video)

Pictures of the exploded comet that looks like a Star Wars spaceship

A comet three times the size of Mount Everest has exploded in space and is now heading towards Earth. It is a comet that belongs to the category of cold volcanic comets. The comet, which received the symbolic name 12P/Pons-Brooks, after the explosion that occurred, took a direction towards Earth and will approach it on April 21, 2024, but not to the extent that it poses a threat to the planet. Planet and humanity.

The comet has a solid core estimated to be 30 kilometers in diameter, and is made up of ice, dust and gases that act a bit like carbonation in a bottle of soft drink. This is because when heated by the sun, the pressure inside these chromamas continues to increase until nitrogen and carbon monoxide explode and expel the icy material through large cracks in the underlying crust, reports.

This is the second time in four months that this has happened to 12P/Pons-Brooks, creating what looks like a giant pair of horns when viewed through a telescope. Some have speculated that the horseshoe-like shape also resembles the Millennium Falcon spaceship in Star Wars.

This space rock is about the size of the famous Halley’s Comet, and was last seen with the naked eye on Earth in 1954. It is also referred to as a “Haley-type comet” because its 71-year orbit around the Sun puts it in orbit around the Sun. The same class of space rocks as the most famous in history, which take about 75 years to orbit our star, as opposed to thousands of years like most comets.

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Although Pons-Brooks will be at its closest to Earth in April 2024, it is expected to reach magnitude +4, so it will be visible to the naked eye in May and June 2024. It will be brightest in the night sky on June 2. , 2024.