In mid-July, a giant comet approaches Earth.
It can be a grandiose celestial teacher on July 14 from our sidewhen the mighty C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) travels from the Oort cloud to Earth, but it’s not a danger, just a great celestial spectacle if the weather is nice for us.
When it was first discovered in 2017, the C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) raced between Saturn and Uranus. However, it is now heading from the Oort cloud to Earth and the inner solar system, and as it approaches our planet, we can also observe its bright path using binoculars. Not with the naked eye, because when he comes next to us, he will be will be furtheras the average distance between Earth and Mars.
Jan Oort described the Oort Cloud in the 1950s, the place where billions of comets seeded outside the solar system. Astronomers assume that there is inner spherical, disc-shaped, and outer spherical symmetry Oort cloud.
Sometimes, a star can travel close to the Solar System, in which case comet nuclei in the Oort Cloud can get stuck in the Oort Cloud by gravity, changing its orbit so it can make its way into the Solar System. According to computer simulations, there are more than two million comet seeds in the Oort cloud.
This might be our only chance to meet C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) with a comet, millions of years from now, so come on with the roosters!
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