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Russian cosmonaut takes image of 'BRIGHTEST COMET' in 7 years because it passes near Earth (PHOTOS)

Russian cosmonaut takes picture of 'BRIGHTEST COMET' in 7 years as it passes close to Earth (PHOTOS)


The NEOWISE comet has simply handed so near the Earth, it has been seen with a unadorned eye. But, Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner noticed proper from house – and shared his pictures of the uncommon occasion.

The celestial object, also called C/2020 F3, raced previous our planet at a distance of some 103 million kilometers. Vagner snapped a photograph of it whereas on board the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) and shared the image on Twitter.

The cosmonaut’s day in orbit seems to have been replete with memorable occasions – he additionally captured a photograph of a meteor coming into the Earth’s environment not lengthy earlier than that.

NEOWISE was first found by NASA’s Close to-Earth Objects Huge-field Infrared Survey Explorer house telescope – therefore its identify – on March 27. These, who managed to see it in current days ought to take into account themselves actually fortunate, as a result of it’s not anticipated to method Earth once more for one more 6,800 years.

Vagner, a flight engineer with the ISS Expedition 62/63, arrived on the house station for the primary time in his profession this April. Since then, he’s commonly shared by way of Twitter an array of beautiful pictures of the Earth’s floor taken from orbit. Some of the notable was his snap of Peru’s well-known Inca citadel Machu Picchu, excessive up within the Andes.

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