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Watch the biggest comet dust explosion across the cosmos |  Live Science

Watch the biggest comet dust explosion across the cosmos | Live Science

The dust trail from the biggest comet explosion ever seen will grace the skies this summer – and it will look like a giant hourglass.

The nightly spectacle will be courtesy of Comet 17P/Holmes, which in October 2007 released a massive flash of gas and dust, brightening by a factor of a million and briefly becoming the world’s largest object. solar system. During this brief period, its coma, the cloud of dust surrounding the body of the comet, had a diameter larger than the sun.

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