Ancient Comet ‘Atlas’ Measures Half the Size of the Sun and it’s Back!

April 2, 2020 - General
Representative image of the comet Atlas in the night sky.      Source: Tryfonov / Adobe stock

A huge icy space rock, comet ‘Atlas’, is currently in the constellation Ursa Major in the northern sky orbiting Mars, but it’s on a trajectory with our Sun and it will get progressively brighter as it reaches its closest point at the end of May, if it doesn’t fragment that is.

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