A photographer within the U.Okay. has captured a outstanding picture of comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) because it speeds towards Earth.

Jamie Cooper took the image of the comet in Lincolnshire, England, British information company SWNS reported. It was first noticed on Dec. 28, 2019, in response to EarthSky.org, by astronomers utilizing the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Final Alert System) in Hawaii.

Cooper, who pictures the pure world, mentioned that he was fortunate sufficient to get an image of the comet utilizing his telescope.

The comet, named C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS), is pictured (BLUE DOT) glimmering in area by Jamie Cooper in Lincolnshire. The celestial physique can be seen to the bare eye inside weeks because it travels brightly within the ambiance. (Credit score: SWNS)

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“I managed to {photograph} the comet approaching on Sunday night via a small telescope,” Cooper informed the information outlet.

“The comet has the same orbit to the Nice Comet of 1844, resulting in hypothesis on whether or not C/2019 Y4 is a fraction of the identical father or mother physique,” he added.

Astronomer Jamie Cooper. (Credit: SWNS)

Astronomer Jamie Cooper. (Credit score: SWNS)

The comet, which poses no risk to Earth, is anticipated to be seen with the bare eye within the subsequent few weeks. It’s presently crossing Mars’ orbit, towards the interior Photo voltaic System, EarthSky added.

Regardless of its coincidental title and discovery date, the comet has nothing to do with the coronavirus pandemic that ends in the COVID-19 illness sweeping the globe.

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