‘Mega comet’ 60 miles wide is about to fly through the solar system

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(Worthy News) – Comet 2014 UN271 was first observed during a mission called the Dark Energy Survey in 2014, but skywatchers didn’t realize that the data was showing a comet until just this month.

Pedro Bernardelli and Gary Bernstein were the two people who made this realization, giving Comet 2014 UN271 a name that rolls off the tongue a bit easier: Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein.

This discovery could be one for the record books, leading some to call it a “mega comet.” It’s estimated to be between 60 and 230 miles wide, which could make it the largest comet ever discovered, according to EarthSky. [ Source: UPI (Read More…) ]

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