A massive comet called an atlas five times the size of Jupiter and about half the size of the sun will appear brighter than Venus from Earth by the end of April. But it has a much larger atmosphere.
According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, he is currently close to the orbit of Mars, but it is increasing in speed as it makes its way toward the sun, and will approach Earth in April.
As it turns toward the inner solar system, it will become one of the brightest things in the night sky.
Also, since it was first discovered in December, it has swelled The diameter of the invader surrounds the comet To an amazing diameter of 447,387 miles.
In contrast, the sun’s diameter is 865,370 miles, Jupiter’s diameter is 86,881 miles, and the Earth is only 7,917 miles.
But it does not pose any danger on Earth because even at its nearest point it will be more than 72 million miles away from the planet, but it will be very bright.
Michael Jager of Austria, who took pictures of the body, said that a comet has an atlas of a tail the same size as its atmosphere.
In what was discovered by the last warning system of the impact of asteroids (ATLAS) In Hawaii, taking its name from the initials of the system.
He was the last bright comet visible without a telescope in the northern hemisphere Hale-Bopp In 1997, this made a ‘rare event’ for astronomers.
And when it was discovered on December 28, 2019, it was dim and required a telescope, but as it approached it became brighter and can now be seen with binoculars.
Atlas is currently the largest green body in the solar system and its color comes from diatomic carbon, a molecule common to comets, and emits a beautiful green glow when it is in the form of gas in space.
It has seen a 4,000-fold increase in brightness since it was first discovered and can be seen with the naked eye by the end of April.