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Astronomers found that large comets It will be close to Saturn in 10 years.

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20 Oct 2021 12:01

Comet C/2014 UN271 Bernar dinelli–Bernstein Accidentally discovered by two astronomers Pedro Bernardinelli and Gary Bernstein from the University of Pennsylvania. in the United States at the beginning of last year Data is being searched by the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera (DECam) from the Victor M. Blanco telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter–American Ob-servatory (CTIO) in Chile.

Actually, this pair of astronomers found information on the object. Originally collected since 2014-2018 However, the data does not show a typical comet tail, so it is thought that C/2014 UN271 Bernardinelli-Bernstein a dwarf planet But using the Las Cumbres Observatory Network, new images and analyzes have shown that the dust and gas layer enveloping the nucleus has grown over the past three years and is moving rapidly through the Oort Cloud. Being the most distant region of our solar system, this object has been classified. Officially known as a comet, C/2014 UN271 Bernardi nelli-Bernstein classified as a large comet or possibly the largest ever discovered.

Recently, astronomers found that Comet C/2014 UN271 Bernardinelli-Bernstein It was heading from the Oort Cloud towards our direction. This comet, at a distance of about 100-200 km, will be closest to the Sun in 2031, with its closest perihelion to Saturn’s orbit, waiting another 10 years.

(Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institue)

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