Thursday, January 26, 2017

NASA detects gigantic comet approaching Earth and it’s so huge you’ll be able to see it from Britain!

Two massive space rocks are heading toward our planet – and you'll be able to see them entering Earth's orbit
TWO massive space rocks are approaching Earth, NASA has warned.
The space agency’s comet-hunting NEOWISE mission spotted a comet incoming this week and another that is set to enter Earth’s orbit in February.
There’s no current fear that the rock will collide with Earth, but it will provide an incredible spectacle as it soars over our planet
The latter “object”, dubbed the 2016 WF9, was detected by NASA in late November and has left scientist’s scratching their heads.
They have described the celestial rock as a cross between an asteroid and a comet.
It’s in the middle of its of.9 year orbit between Jupiter and Earth and will approach us on February 25, flying by at a distance of 32million miles from the planet.
There’s no  current fear it will make contact, but  this chilling video  shows exactly  what would happen if it did.

Unprecedented view of comet
A giant asteroid called 2016 VA skimmed past our planet Earth in 2016
A giant asteroid called 2016 VA skimmed past our planet Earth in 2016
NASA hopes the spectacle will give them a chance to work out exactly what it is.
Typically, comets are made of frozen gas, rock and dust and release gas as they fly close to the  sun – letting off gases that give them a "tail".
The WF9 resembles a comet in its reflectivity and orbit, but appears to lack the characteristic dust and gas cloud that defines a comet.
Reaching around 1km in diameter it is charcoal-coloured and reflects just a small amount of light.
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