NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope
Has made a spectacular new observation: what appears to be the largest comet ever discovered.
At An Astonishing...
80 miles across, making this biggest meteor about the width of Vermont.
The Space Rock
Dubbed C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein), is screaming towards our solar system at 22,000 miles per hour
But It Will Only Get Within...
A billion miles from the Sun by the year 2031, according to NASA, which is roughly the distance from the Sun to Saturn.
David Jewitt, Astronomer
“This comet is literally the tip of the iceberg for many thousands of comets that are too faint to see in the more distant parts of the solar system,”
“We’ve always suspected this comet had to be big because it is so bright at such a large distance, Now we confirm it is.”