NASA astronaut Bob Behnken took to Twitter and posted stunning images of a natural light show from a comet this weekend. The shooting star named Neowise, also known as C/2020 F3, was first seen on July 3, 2020. ISS Astronaut Bob Behnken took to the internet on July 5 to show the world what the fireworks from space look like.
— Bob Behnken (@AstroBehnken) July 5, 2020
The beautiful sight was visible to the naked eyes of humans from various parts of the world. Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner took to twitter too to share the images of the bright comet highlighting the tail of Neowise. Neowise is the third space rock to be discovered in 2020 and can be visible through NASA names the new Red Spot of Jupiter based on a civilian scientist asked eyes.
During the next revolution I tried to capture the C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) comet a bit closer, the brightest one over the last 7 years.
— Ivan Vagner (@ivan_mks63) July 4, 2020
NASA ISS Astronaut says NEOWISE comet will visit again on August
A comet visiting from the most distant parts of our solar system is putting on a spectacular nighttime display. Named Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, it made its once-in-a-lifetimes close approach to the Sun on July 3, 2020, and will cross outside Earth’s orbit on its way back to the outer parts of the solar system by mid-August.
Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE is putting on a show. ☄️
The comet made its once-in-our-lifetimes close approach to the Sun on July 3, 2020, & will cross outside Earth's orbit on its way back to the outer parts of the solar system by mid-August. Learn more: https://t.co/kffPaNFEXA pic.twitter.com/6sSvZcaK9P
— NASAexplores (@NASAexplores) July 9, 2020
The other two comets, Atlas and Swan too held the same potential but broke up or fizzled out before they could actually become that bright. The space event is actually going to be very beautiful this August as the night sky will light up with space fireworks once again.
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Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.