Comet 11 miles wide enters inner solar system, will approach Earth

An astrophotographer has captured Comet C/2017 K2 entering our inner solar system, with its orbit bringing it close to Earth soon.

 it was approximately 1.5 billion miles away from the Sun between Saturn and Uranus.

 astronomers believed it was 99 miles wide, but follow-up observations from the Hubble Space Telescope

Comet K2 harbors its own mysteries as most of the larger comets do, with researchers being perplexed at how the comet remains "active",

 researchers are confused at how the large comet has remained so consistently active.

Comet K2 is expected to make a safe fly-by past Earth, with its closest approach expected to be on July 14

it will come within 167,320,453 miles of our planet.

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