Comet – The Largest Comet In The Universe To Come Near Earth In 2031

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As we all know the biggest and brightest comet in the entire solar system is going to be a result of a collision between two very big comets.

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comet in the sky (click here for original source image)

The object will whiz by at a great speed and could be visible as a shooting star or an asteroid. Comet ISON was originally going to be a large icy rock that came very close to our planet, however due to a massive collision it turned into a much smaller coma and comets are now known to be made mostly out of water. A recent study suggests that Comet ISON could have the largest comet in the history of the solar system; which if true, will revolutionize our understanding of how these spectacular bodies form and how they evolve.

When the biggest comet to be seen in over a century will come very near and burn up in our solar system is an event that astrology experts, space scientists, and science fiction authors have all are looking forward to. This huge space rock, known as comet ISON, is expected to break into several pieces as it whizzes by our planet. Many of you may remember this huge space rock from the 1980’s when it was first discovered. In fact, it was one of the first celestial objects to be visited by humans. Many predicted that it would become a big problem for the Earth.

You may be thinking that it is not possible for Comet ISON to make such a close shave with our planet. It will be very close, many hundreds of kilometers across, and it will be at least as wide as Halley’s Comet, which was only found to be about four hundred kilometers in width. This means that ISON could be even bigger than Halley. The largest comet ever observed will come very near and pass very close to our planet in 2031.

Astronomy Digest – News From the Hubble Telescope

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The European Space Agency’s Space Telescope has discovered six dead galaxies from the early universe.

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zombie galaxy (click here for original source image)

This is the biggest discovery by a science team using space-based telescopes. It also just happens to be the first time that a telescope has directly detected a system of stars without a black hole. This makes this a major breakthrough in the field of astronomy and science as a whole.

The astronomers had noticed a slight wobble in the distribution of mass in the Large Distance Field (LDF), which is the universe’s largest space at the center. They were looking for another small cluster, which was not present in earlier catalogs. Using data from the Wide Energy Transient Survey telescope (WET), they saw a faint reddish glow in the distance which eventually became known as Barnard’s Star. It turns out to be the first of six dead galaxies which the telescope has found to have a large, wobbling central bulge.

Studying star formations further confirmed this finding, as it is not possible to see through clouds or to see infrared radiation. Whether the star formation is very compact like our own, or relatively thin like M dwarfs (which are much like our sun), this is still a very complicated system to study. It is quite possible that the stellar output has a non-uniform distribution, with some stars closer to the nucleus than others, and some at a great distance. If it is a spiral structure, it will be very similar to other spiral clusters we see in the Milky Way and may be quite common.

Could the Moon Crash Toward Earth?

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The question “Can the moon crash into the earth?” Has been discussed at length by all theorists alike.

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moon close up (click here for original source image)

There are those that say it can and there are those that say it cannot. There are even scientists involved in the study of astronomy that have theories on the matter as well.

There are many theories out there that explain the landing of the Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon. One of those theories is that the moon is so big, it pushes on the planet causing the tides that brings the moon to our planet. Some scientists believe that the irregularities in the moon’s orbit around the planet causes it to slightly move. It would move far too close to our planet and it would cause a slight re-orbiting of the moon. This would cause the moon to eventually come closer and pull down the planet’s gravity. It would then be in a very close position to our planet and appear to crash into it.

Something Tremendous Just Slammed Into Jupiter – Latest Research Leads In

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A recent announcement by NASA has caused a storm in the astronomy community.

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jupiter and planet (click here for original source image)

Something enormous just slammed into Jupiter. Or at least that is what scientists are now saying. On Wednesday, amateur astronomers spotted something massive slamming into the very outer edge of the solar system. It happened as the biggest thing to hit the planet since the big one wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The collision was captured by NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavor, and it marked the arrival of the greatest space exploration vehicle ever built.

We don’t yet know what the object was – whether it was an asteroid or a comet – or how big it was. What we do know is that it was extremely large. At the moment, it could be considered a comet or asteroid. The staggering size of such a collision means it could be much bigger than the asteroid that affected Earth’s population at one period of time – some analysts say a class of impacts larger than a dozen meteorites.

There are many theories on exactly what this massive object was, and there are many reasons to suspect that it was a comet or asteroid. One possibility is that it came from some collision between two planets. The other possibility is that it got into Jupiter’s orbit too quickly. If that is true, it could have smashed into the gas giant planet at a speed of more than six miles per second – and at least one expert thinks it could have been close enough to actually cause a huge explosion on the surface of Jupiter.