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Megacomet K2 filmed crossing the celestial equator

Comet C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS was captured on June 18, 2022 in the constellation of Ophiuchus at magnitude 9.7. (Image credit: John Chumack/

A megacomet glows in the dark in this long exposure image captured by an astrophotographer on June 18, before its closest approach to Earth.

Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS), referred to as K2, will pass close to our planet on Wednesday July 13 at nearly twice as far from Earth as our planet is from the Sun. But the comet, which can measure up to 160 kilometers wide, is still spitting up enough dust to be visible in telescopes.

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