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Post by Dragon Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:27 am

A giant comet from the outskirts of our solar system has been discovered in six years of data from the Dark Energy Survey.

Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein is estimated to be about 1000 times more massive than a typical comet, making it arguably the largest comet discovered in modern times.

It has an extremely elongated orbit, journeying inward from the distant Oort Cloud over millions of years.

It is the most distant comet to be discovered on its incoming path, giving us years to watch it evolve as it approaches the Sun, though it's not predicted to become a naked-eye spectacle.


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Illustration of Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein.


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Discovery image of Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein (annotated).


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Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein (precisely in the center) is estimated to be about 1000 times more massive than a typical comet, making it arguably the largest comet discovered in modern times.

It has an extremely elongated orbit, journeying inward from the distant Oort Cloud over millions of years. It is the most distant comet to be discovered on its incoming path.


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Post by Dragon Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:33 am



The solar system we call home has our sun, eight planets, all their moons, the asteroid belt, and lots of comets.

Outside Neptune's orbit is the Kuiper Belt.

An almost empty ring around the sun that has icy bodies, almost all smaller than Pluto, making slow orbits around the sun.

But what’s beyond the Kuiper belt? Beyond the fringes of the Kuiper belt is the Oort Cloud.


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