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.

comet in the sky
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.