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(Space.com)   There's another active volcano. This one is on a comet   (space.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Solar System, Sun, Volcano, Comet, Planet, volcanic comet, Jupiter, result of a massive volcanic eruption  
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920 clicks; posted to STEM » on 06 Dec 2022 at 8:35 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-06 7:25:34 AM  
Jules Verne approves
 
2022-12-06 7:59:52 AM  
Why'd the comet suddenly spew a million tons of debris?

Cuz it saw a heavenly body.
 
2022-12-06 10:45:15 AM  
Volcano?  In an ice ball?  As opposed to just falling apart?  Seriously?
 
2022-12-06 11:09:02 AM  
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2022-12-06 11:54:02 AM  
This is extremely cool, except for 2 things:

Either period your acronyms, or don't:

Cardiff University in the U.K. who took a follow-up image of 29P's eruption, told Live Scence. "It's [also] difficult to say why this one is so big."
The explosion was followed by two smaller outbursts on Nov. 27 and Nov. 29, according to BAA


Pac-Man (1980) features an animated character which transforms through several shapes, so this:

the plume formed an irregular Pac-Man-like shape,

is both dated and meaningless. You're saying the plume came out in a wedge? Or the larger pie?
 
2022-12-06 4:20:58 PM  
Now one on Sicily erupted. Volcanos everywhere!

/ Io is probably having an eruption, too.
 
2022-12-06 5:11:19 PM  
Does this comet contain diminutive royalty? A little prince, perhaps?
 
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