Soon on the sky you will see a comet with two tails
Astronomers observe comets in the night sky quite often, they differ in brightness, in the cyclicity of appearance in the night sky, in the color of the tail, but in General, comets are similar in almost all main parameters. But sometimes in the night sky there are very rare guests, they either glow as it is unusual, or fly up to the Sun close and they are torn by tidal forces or they have two tails fixed at once. On those occasions when comets have two tail, we`ll talk.
The machholz Fujikawa Iwamoto comet (C / 2018 V1) was discovered quite recently, at the time when it was seen, the object had one familiar tail, but recently the comet had another tail. So it would probably be, and who does not believe this conclusion, but the astronomer from AUSTRIA Michael Geiger made a unique picture, which really shows that the comet C/2018 V1 has two tails.
Probably you have already asked a question, and from where the second tail of the comet come from Why did it appear at the comet and why it is directed exactly where it is directed If you dig a little deeper, it turns out that all comets almost always have a couple of tails. When the Sun is hot, and the comet is heated, then from its bowels flies gas and different substance, which later becomes visible in the telescope plume reaching for the comet in the opposite direction from the Sun. Tail, if look narrowly always double, one part of consists of gas and dust, and the second from charged of particles ions. Not always dusty and ion tail coincide on trajectory, but when they not coincide, then with Earth observer clearly sees the comet with two tails.
The machholz Fujikawa Iwamoto comet arrived in the visible region of the Solar system for the first time, its orbit is a pronounced parabola, while the tails grow, and the comet is approaching the Sun and as close as possible to the star on December 3-4, the distance will be approximately 0.38 astronomical units. The minimum distance between The earth and the comet will be fixed on November 27, on this date the distance to the comet will be 0.67 astronomical units. If you want to see this space guest with two tails, direct your telescopes to the constellation of Virgo, there you will see a miracle that astronomers call "the Comet of Machholz Fujikawa Iwamoto".
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