NASA released photographs of the brightest comet of 2018 on Thursday 46P / Wirtanen, slipping into the skies at a distance, seizing between 16 and 17 December 11 million kilometers some places 30 times more than a month.
Hubble cosmic telescope caught comet brightness (nuclear)It is normally part of the invisible part of the Earth. When it passes through the solar system, the coma is like a gas cloud that is removed from the celestial body.
Hubble photographs allow you to examine how gasses are extracted from the nucleus, how the comet's ice is formed, and how the gas in the coma shows the chemical changes in sunlight and solar radiation.
Another instrument, the SOFIA telescope (modified Boeing 747SP), captured the comet while flying at an altitude of 12,000 kilometers.
SOFIA (Infrared Astronomy Stratospheric Observatory) carries a 2.5-meter reflective telescope. SOFIA's mission is to study the chemical traces of different types of hydrogen in the water of the comet. Some astronomers believe that water on the Earth will be rooted in comets and asteroids. The investigation of this heavenly body will help investigate the origin and history of water in the solar systemIncluding the oceans of the earth.
NASA is showing this despite the fact that the comet is moving away you still have the opportunity to see it From now on, the comet can be found near the Toros constellation. However, according to the agency, the sky may look so naked when it's too dark, so it's better to use a binoculars or a telescope.
Comet 46P / Wirtanen once every 5.4 years around the Sun orbits. Most of the steps through the built-in solar system are far from Earth, and NASA is particularly proud of this year's exhibition.
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