Devil’s Tail Bigger than Everest: A huge comet bigger than Mount Everest is heading towards Earth. According to scientists, the comet has been called the “Devil’s Comet” because of its protruding horn-like appearance and is thought to be composed of gas and dust.
Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks was originally named 12P/Pons-Brooks, and the distinctive horns have since disappeared, turning a rare green color with a mysterious “shadow,” Live Science reported.
The reason for this is that the 10.5-mile-long comet is igneous, which means that a volcano is cold and the pressure building up in its core has caused the crust to erupt.
Given that the comet is larger than the tallest mountain in the world, it would be very alarming if it headed straight for Earth. But don’t panic because we don’t have to prepare for a disaster just yet because this comet is one and a half times the distance from Earth to the Sun from our planet.
NASA has also assured us that there is no need to worry about the “Devil’s Comet” hitting Earth. “NASA does not know of any asteroids or comets currently on a collision course with Earth, so the likelihood of a major collision is very low,” the space agency said. Is.”
“As far as we can tell, no large objects will hit Earth in the next few hundred years.”
Astronomers say the comet orbits the Sun once every 71.2 years and will reach its closest approach to Earth later this year on June 2, where it will be visible to the naked eye.