Chinese satellite captures the brightest comet of the year along with the aurora and meteor shower (photo, video)

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25 dic 2021 19:15 GMT

The image is part of a video clip recorded on December 12, when the star was at its closest point to Earth and reached its maximum luminosity.

The small Yangwang 1 satellite, launched by the Chinese technology company Origin Space, captured a wonderful picture of Comet Leonard brightest this year, only when it was at its closest point to the ground.

The image is part of a video that was recorded on December 12. At that moment, the star get closer On our planet 35 million km and It has reached its maximum brightness. In the “Maqta” there are also aurora borealis crossing the sky and meteor showers.

Yangwang 1 is the first commercial space mission which, with its powerful telescope, can be useful not only for private and professional research, but also for country studies, details Science Times.

ex NASA a statement Video of the comet sliding diagonally across the sky. Telescopes have captured A small part of the long run Leonard before proceeding to its approach to the Sun for the first time in about 80,000 years. On January 3, 2022, the comet will pass 90 million kilometers from the main star of our system, more than half the distance from Earth.

Comet C / 2021 A1 was discovered on January 3, 2021 by the American astronomer Gregory J. Leonard at the Mount Lemon Observatory in Arizona (USA), from which it owes its name. The 1-kilometre-wide star is distinguished by its hyperbolic trajectory and long orbital period.

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