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Mr. McKnight’s forecast has been proven correct and the heavenly visitor is streaming toward the Earth. On June 15th, it will come very close to the Northern Hemisphere and then start moving away from the earth, says Victor Shor, a senior employee of the St. Petersburg Institute of Applied Astronomy.
"The Comet is moving along the light hyperbolic orbit and poses no danger to earth since it will pass the earth at a distance of 170 million kilometers. It is quite bright and can be seen before the Sun enters into the Perseus Constellation, pass the Sun and if other planets do not produce strong disturbances, the Emerald Comet will leave the Solar system. The Emerald Comet got its name from its rare colour, which scientists say is caused by noxious gas. The visitor from the heavens is also huge with a head bigger than that of Jupiter and a tail longer than one million kilometers. Astrophysicists all over the world are intrigued by these factors. This is not the first Comet visiting us from the edge of the solar system, but each visit by a Comet provides scientists with plenty of materials to delve into the structure of the Universe," said Shor.
Every appearance of a Comet attracts the attention of Astronomers. The present Comet comes, for the first time, from the inside of the solar system and Astrophysicists are studying its brightness, tail and its core with a view to understanding Comets’ body, internal structure, as well as the processes happening inside Comets. Large Comets approach the earth once in a decade, while smaller ones visit us a thousand times in a year. In recent times though, heavenly bodies have become regular visitors to the Earth, the last large one called S2006 P1, came calling in 2007. Significantly, it was an Emerald Comet like the present one, was visible in Russia and was also discovered by the same Robert McKnight.
Originally posted by Vendetta1986
so wait, the comet is bigger in size than the JUPITER??? holy crap , that's massive!!!
if that fly by our planet, it could cause serious damage to us right?? I am actually scared , that something might happen on june 15th!
Jupiter has a solid/rocky core...