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On August 30th, 1979 the 1st recorded occurrence of a comet hitting the sun occurs. This event releases energy equal to one million hydrogen bombs.

A massive comet is headed towards our solar system, but luckily, not towards Earth.

To give you an idea of how big it is, a typical comet is six miles in diameter. This one is 160 miles in diameter. The Bernardinelli-Bernstein comet is so large it was actually mistaken by scientists as a dwarf planet.

It’s expected to sideswipe Saturn’s orbit by 2031… so we have a while to prepare. What makes this hurling rock so special is it’s from the ends of the universe, so a sample could tell us a great deal about our origins.

And of course, it will put on quite a display in the night sky.
Source: Pop Sugar