First Time In 50,000 Years: Rare Green Comet Appearing To Earth Tonight
- The green color of the comet comes as a result of sunlight and carbon-based molecules in the ice and dust encircling the comet.
- Comets typically come from the Oort cloud at the solar system’s edge, farther even than the Kuiper Belt, and is thought to consist of an icy space debris that forms a giant spherical shell that surrounds the solar system.
- Billions or trillions of objects can be contained within it.
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