A comet not seen since ancient humans first ventured out of Africa 80,000 years ago is on a return path toward Earth – and it should be visible to the naked eye.
Formally known as C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS), the comet was first documented on February 22 by four telescopes in South Africa, Chile and Hawaii.
C/2023 A3 is currently souring 180,610 miles per hour between Saturn and Jupiter and will fly within 36 million miles of the sun in September 2024.
And it is expected to be visible over our planet one month after.
While not much is known about the comet, data shows it is a ‘very large object’ that should safely soar around the sun before being visible to the naked eye in our skies.
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