Green Comet Dubbed “The Incredible Hulk” To Pass Near Earth
It sounds like something straight from pages of your favorite comic book, but the headline is certainly not science fiction.
Weather.com is reporting that the remnants of a comet known as PanSTARRS C/2017 S3 will pass 70.4 miles from Earth. Sounds like quite the distance, but from an astronomical standpoint, it's not actually that far away.
The best days for viewing will be Tuesday and Wednesday, according to scientists.
The comet was only discovered in September 2017. It suddenly split apart in July, as it passed close to the Sun. Now, the remaining 161,000-mile-long gas cloud, which was caused by eruptions, fades into the backdrop of space.
Scientist feel more eruptions could be possible, making the comet visible from Earth at night.