Green Comet is Passing Earth for the 1st Time in 50,000 Years

February 1, 2023

A green-hued comet that has been lurking in the night sky for months is expected to be the most visible to stargazers this week as it gradually passes Earth for the first time in about 50,000 years. It will pass by our planet at a distance of about 26.4 million miles per hour. Nicknamed "dirty snowballs,” comets are balls of ice, dust and rocks typically from the ring of icy material called the Oort cloud at our solar system's outer edge. Inside Edition Digital’s Stephanie Officer has more.

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