haemaker: I'm ready...
Yes please: I didn't read the article and have never heard of this before, but the answer is "Maybe, theoretically, possibly, but almost certainly not," right? Just like every other headline that asks a question like that.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'M GONNA GET YOU, JUNIOR BARNES!
common sense is an oxymoron: It's brightening, but it's still about 3 magnitudes fainter than originally predicted. If this trend continues and it survives perihelion, it will be a naked-eye object for only a couple of weeks and may not become a naked-eye daylight comet at all.Link to light curves
Nicholas D. Wolfwood: FTFA: "It has a small head and a big tail."So... Komet Kardashian?
neongoats: Like an ice cream sundae even./pure./sweet./culture.
BEER_ME_in_CT: "A comet looping behind the sun could emerge this fall as a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle, or it may not "Thanks for that hard hitting article.
hubiestubert: Comets are not intergalactic--the distances just in those bodies that have their somewhat eccentric orbits from the Oort Cloud or Kuiper Belt are far long for rocks with decent sized gas pockets.Intergalactic would imply travel not just between solar systems, but plunging through the Long Dark between galaxies. The Dark between solar systems is more than for the vacuum to eat away at small bodies.The Oort and Kuiper Belt are well within our system.
GrendelMk1: neongoats: Like an ice cream sundae even./pure./sweet./culture.Duck's eye view of a shotgun blast./ping!
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