Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New comet PANSTARRS, Visible Two Year Again



The new comet was first discovered in the observation date of July 6, 2011 by Pan STARRS 1 telescope on Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii. The existence of the comet has been confirmed by astronomers UH Manoa, Richard Wainscoat and Marco Micheli, a day later in the observation using telescopes on Mauna Kea.
Komet Panstarrs

Found the comet named C/2011 L4 or simply called PANSTARRS, taken from the name of the telescope used to find named C/2011 L4. Currently, the comet was located at a distance of 1.2 billion kilometers from the Sun, between the orbits of Saturn and Jupiter. in February 2013, the comet will reach its closest distance to the Sun, about 50 million kilometers, and thus can be seen.

Although moving closer to the Sun and will be seen by humans, these competencies comet hit the Earth certainly zero, so harmless. Comet PANSTARRS  originate from the Oort Cloud, a place believed to be home to comets were long periods. Objects in the Oort cloud is only modestly affected the gravity of the Solar System so it can be 'disturbed' by the gravity of the nearest star. Wainscoat said, "C/2011 L4 has a similar nearly parabolic orbits, that is, it probably came first comet approaches the Sun and may never return."

Sources: Smithsonian Science, Astronomy Now
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