posted on Sep, 29 2017 @ 12:59 PM
a reply to: Spacespider
Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS)
they found a comet in May 2017.Its closest approach to earth will be14 Jul 2022
They always used to tell us anything coming from the Oort cloud was bad news because it would dislodge a lot of stuff, I think the "coma" around this
is possibly going to affect our planet even if it or anything with it doesn't. I doubt they know the size.
Jewitt estimate the size of the nucleus-less than 12 miles across-though the tenuous coma is 10 Earth diameters across.
Of course from experience I know they can't really tell the size. The thing is it is way to far from the sun to make that cloud from our sun hitting
it and they have never seen anything like this before.
But, curiously, the Hubble images do not show a tail flowing from K2, which is a signature of comets.
The comet, called C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) or "K2", has been travelling for millions of years from its home in the frigid outer reaches of the solar
K2 had a coma already at 2 billion miles from the Sun (they sould not be able to see it the sun cannot warm that part of space it is freezing that far
Because it comes from that dirrection they say it is from the oort cloud.
My thoughts are that if it comes from or probably through the Oort cloud it will propell may other things with it. Second if it is sublimating
creating this huge cloud by unknown m