Astronomers in Greece Say They Saw Green Comet Passing by Earth

ATHENS – A green comet was spotted passing close to earth by astronomers in Greece, the first time it as done so in 50,000 years, when Neanderthals were living in Eurasia, the sighting coming from a spot in Corinth, said Reuters.

“It has a velocity of 57 kilometers per second. Its appearance is green because of its composition, it has diatomic carbon and cyanogen which makes it appear green,” astronomer Alkisti Bonanos told the site of the sighting.

The green comet’s formal name is C/2022 E3 (ZTF) and had been seen in the night sky for months and came within 26.4 million miles of earth, the report added.


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