Scientists have identified a comet without a tail, making it the prime of its kind. The discovery of the comet could present #astronomers clues concerning the formation of the solar system, Reuters records. Perhaps this doesn’t sound pretty as much joy as the booze-spewing comet scientists found last year, only here’s a fact for you: the tailless comet named after a breed of cats without tails. Cute? Sure!
The “Manx” comet is formed of rocky materials. That means it was possible developed in an area of the solar method close to Earth, according to Reuters. Most comets, which form away from Earth, are fabricated up from ice and different “frozen compounds.” Usually, as those comets move toward the sun, the ice vaporizes off their bodies, creating a “tail.”
Scientists think the Manx comet will have existed far out in the solar system for a long time, as while it was found, it was frozen in “pristine” status. This means, if the Manx comet was developed near Earth, it was later pushed out to the additional edges of the solar order. This movement could afford astronomers with more details about solar order dynamics.
The comet’s scientific (and much fewer fun name) is C/2014 S3. It was discovered in 2014, only the findings were only issued this week, according to Reuters. Scientists are now expecting to discover more Manx comets in the solar system.
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