A giant comet from a distant Oort cloud found in our outer solar system-Technology News, Firstpost
FP trendJune 30, 2021 17:33:19 IST
As a result of a comprehensive search, space experts have discovered a giant comet in the Dark Energy Survey (DES) data for six years. This comet has never been exposed to our solar system and is estimated to be about 1,000 times larger than a normal comet.It is classified as a small planet for that reason size..
Two astronomers at the University of Pennsylvania, Pedro Bernardinelli and Gary Bernstein, came across this giant comet known as Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein, named C / 2014 UN271. This was a major discovery and became the largest comet ever discovered in our time. A week after astronomers noticed new objects in the sky, they began studying elongated orbits that were seen moving inward from the distant Oort cloud.
This giant comet first appeared in dark energy cameras in 2014. Later, experts Bernardinelli and Bernstein noticed that the…