Latest comet -- Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein
Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein, estimated to be about 1000 times more massive than a typical comet, is arguably the largest comet discovered in modern times. The giant comet from the outskirts of our solar system was discovered in six years of data from the Dark Energy Survey.
[DES is supported in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation.]
Learn more in the NOIRLab news story Giant comet found in outer solar system by Dark Energy Survey. (Date image taken: Released June 25, 2021; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 5, 2021)
Credit: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva (Spaceengine)
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