The 136-Kilometre-Wide C/2014 UN271
core – named Bernardinelli-Bernstein – is about 50 times larger than the average comet detected so far.
The discovery of this star which has been nicknamed 'Earendel' sets a new benchmark for NASA as the star was formed in the first billion years after the Universe was formed.
Scientists Have Already Ensured That
the closest comet to the Sun is at a distance of 1.6 billion km, something that won’t happen until 2031.
But As The Object Gets Closer,
Astronomers take the opportunity to study it in detail.
Recently, A Team Of Researchers
used the Hubble Space Telescope to look at the coma of igneous rocks and directly observe its icy “core”.
Observations Allowed The Scientists To
identify a bright spot of light which corresponds to the nucleus of the comet.
The Analysis Also Made It Possible
to determine the color of the comet’s ice core. “It’s big and Blacker than charcoalstudy co-author David Jewett said in a statement.