Comet Leonard was discovered less than a year ago. It was discovered in January 2021 by astronomer Gregory Leonard. Last week, the object was getting close to the sun. As a result of the heat, “explosions” began to form on its surface, emitting gas and ice, causing luminous flares.
Comet Leonard remained on its way to the inner solar system It was captured by a NASA satellite named STEREO-Alaunched in 2006 to study the sun. Observing the C/2021 A1 since November. The captured images are combined into a short video that you can watch below.
We already know that Comet Leonardo flew in the closest distances from Earth (December 12) and Venus (December 17). It is constantly getting close to the sun, which will pass the closest distance next month – January 3When you fly 90 million kilometers from our star. This is the first and last approach of this object to the inner solar system in 80 thousand. years.
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