Few things in this world can be comparable in beauty with that moment when you’re goggling at the night sky with an arm around your date. While the night sky visible from Earth cannot present not even 0.01% of the countless wonders of the Universe, it still has plenty of amazing sights to offer.
One of these amazing sights will be represented by the Atlas comet, a celestial object that will be illuminating the night sky at the end of April. Atlas was discovered last year on December 28, and it stunned astronomers since it’s five times bigger than Jupiter.
It shall be brighter than Venus
The Atlas comet will delight our views when it arrives since it will be brighter than Venus is when it’s seen from Earth. Having high temperatures at its surface and practically being like a vision of Hell, the planet Venus appears very bright on the night sky.
The Atlas comet was discovered by the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) in Hawaii, and you can easily conclude that it took its name from the initials of the system.
Nobody knows for sure just how bright Atlas can get
While the majority of the betting agencies from all over the world are closed due to the pandemic, you can as well bet your money on how bright you think Atlas will become. The comet is currently located near Mars, and it’s already glowing more significant than astronomers predicted.
Daniel Brown, an astronomy expert from Nottingham Trent University, said about the Atlas comet:
It’s definitely a promising comet,
It’s pushing towards a level that by the end of April could look really, really stunning.
The glowing intensity of the comet is growing due to the Sun’s heat, and the green color is occurring because of the diatomic carbon molecules. The celestial show is approaching fast, and you better have tickets for it.