people’s mind The National Research and Innovation Agency said that comet C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) or better known as K2, was crossing Earth. The comet is believed to have come from a location in the outer part of the Solar System called the Oort Cloud.
Various natural phenomena are very interesting to the public. Apart from the natural events that we usually see every month, there are rare events that only happen every few years or even decades.
One of the interesting and rare events is a comet passing near the planet Earth.
Comets are members of the Solar System that, like Earth, revolve around the Sun, having just passed Earth on their way from the Outer Solar System (Outer Solar System) to the Inner Solar System (Inner Solar System).
National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) researcher Abdul Rachman, as coordinator of the Kupang National Observatory Management Center (BPON), said comet C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS), or K2 for short, passed Earth.
The comet is believed to have come from a location in the outer part of the Solar System called the Oort Cloud.
The comet’s initial C is non-periodic, the number 2017 indicates the year it was discovered, and the combination of letters and numbers K2 indicates the order in which it was discovered in 2017.
According to Abdul, this comet will pass closest to the Earth on July 13, 2022, at a distance of about 2 times the Sun from Earth.