We all know that the Sun is extremely hot and anything that comes near it will melt. Recently, a mysterious comet flew close to the Sun without melting, confusing scientists. due to his “strange behavior”.
The official name of this comet is 96P/Machholz 1, was recorded by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory of NASA (US Space Agency) and ESA (European Space Agency) as it hurtled towards the Sun.
Comet 96P passes near the Sun.
Comet 96P during its passage near the Sun. (Photo: NASA).
Normally, comets disintegrate when flying near the Sun, but 96P does not. Some scientists believe that because of its size (This comet is quite large, about 6 km in diameter, or more than 2/3 the height of Mount Everest, according to Live Science) notHe can pass through the “Sun Gate” without completely disintegrating.
96P was first discovered in 1986.
96P was first discovered in 1986. (Photo: NASA).
Karl Battams, director of the Sungrazer Project at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, USA, wrote: “96P is one of the strangest comets in the solar system, both in terms of structure and behavior.”
One of the reasons is that comet tails usually a gas, but according to the analysis of 96P, scientists see it has lower than normal levels of carbon and cyanogen gas.
Therefore, many scientists believe that 96P is a “guest” from somewhere outside our solar system and that due to interplanetary forces it was reluctantly drawn into the solar system.
But there are also people who believe that 96P comes from a certain corner of the solar system rather than “distant guest”and he just likes being unique like that.
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We all know that the Sun is extremely hot and anything that comes near it will melt. Recently, a mysterious comet flew near the Sun…