Apart from Earth, there has been evidence of the existence of volcanoes in space as well. Earth’s volcanoes are huge, the volcanoes on space are also huge.
Volcano on Comet (Photo Credit: News Nation)
- Comets are made of rock, dust and frozen gases
- Comets have an average of seven outbursts each year
- Giant 60 Kilometer Volcano Located on a Comet in Space
On hearing the name of the volcano, the picture of a fiery ball of fire starts dancing in the eyes. Hot lava embers emerge from the volcano. In many countries of the world, there is a loss of immense public and wealth due to the eruption of volcanoes. Most people must have seen the volcano only in pictures. Apart from Earth, there is evidence of the existence of volcanoes in space as well. Earth’s volcanoes are huge, but the volcanoes on space are also huge. According to a report, a giant volcano of 60 kilometers is located on a comet in space.
According to a media report, the volcano located on the comet recently erupted. In which cold lava is coming out instead of hot. According to the report, in the ‘Superoutburst’ that started on October 25, there were four explosions one after the other within 56 hours. Comets are one of the strangest objects in our solar system. In comet eruptions, magma is composed of cold liquid hydrocarbons, which means that the material released from it is cold, rather than hot and burning lava. Not as cold as the temperature around you.
According to NASA, comets are made of rock, dust and frozen gases. They are the size of a small city. They revolve around the Sun in an elliptical orbit. As they approach the celestial bodies of the Solar System, they fall down with a long tail of dust, which gives a wonderful sight.
The 29P/Schwassmann–Wachmann (29P/Schwassmann–Wachmann) comet may challenge this definition. Scientists may call it a comet, but its behavior and nature are completely different. It behaves like a volcano and periodically But it keeps on erupting. Now astronomers have seen the biggest explosion in decades. Richard Miles, an astronomer and member of the British Astronomical Association, told Spaceweather.com that the current eruption began on September 25 and has been on the rise in the last 40 years. It appears to be the most energetic explosion.
This year marks the fifth explosion of 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann. The strange comet has an average of seven explosions every year. It was discovered by Arnold Schwassmann in 1927. This comet revolves around the Sun in an orbit between the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn The special thing is that instead of rotating in long elliptical orbits like a normal comet, it follows an orbit similar to a planet.
First Published : 27 Oct 2021, 07:25:32 PM
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