Researchers have discovered a giant comet that is a thousand times bigger than other comets

Chart Researchers have discovered a giant comet approaching Earth a thousand times more massive than other comets. (NASA) – Astronomers say they have found the largest comet in the universe, about a thousand times larger than other comets and closer to Earth and the Sun.

Named Bernardinelli-Bernstein, the comet was discovered by Pedro Bernardinelli, a graduate student in physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, and Professor Gary Bernstein.

The research team discovered the comet in June. This giant comet has a width of 100 to 200 kilometers.

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This unusual comet is predicted to approach the Sun in 2031. Even though it is very large, it takes a large telescope to see it from Earth.

C / 2014 The giant comet known as UN271 formed from the Oort cloud, the periphery of the solar system. The Ordnance Cloud is a spherical crust that contains a variety of ice and debris from early planet formation in the outer solar system. Scientists believed the comet came from, but they never really noticed the object in the Oort cloud.

Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein has been orbiting the Sun for millions of years.

These comets are distant comets found on their close journey to the Sun. Thus, scientists are given the opportunity to observe and study for many years.

The comet was discovered six years later by Bernardinelli-Bernstein at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Laboratory in Chile. Based on data collected by the Dark Energy Camera located on the Blanco 4 meter telescope.

The data collected by the camera was included in The Dark Energy Survey, a collaboration of more than 400 scientists from seven countries and 25 companies.


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