Truth Frequency Radio
Nov 08, 2013

hubble-pan-starrs-weird-six-tailed-comet-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationby Ian O’Neill, Discovery News

The Hubble space telescope sure has seen some strange things in deep space, but this most recent find is possibly one of the strangest. Introducing the six-tailed comet… or is it an asteroid? Or some kind of weird alien sprinkler system in the asteroid belt?

The object — called P/2013 P5 — was discovered in August by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii, an observation that baffled astronomers. All they could see was a nondescript fuzzy blob. So, employing the help of Hubble, the space telescope slewed around and observed the mystery object twice in September. What it saw was something just as baffling as what Pan-STARRS astronomers originally described: it was a weird multi-tailed comet-like object. Or so it appeared.

hubble-pan-starrs-weird-six-tailed-comet-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationApart from the fact that P5 appears to have jets of gas and dust projecting in all directions — like spokes on a bicycle wheel — between the Sept. 10 and Sept. 23, “the entire structure had swung around,” writes a Hubble science news release. This is all very un-comet-like — and, indeed, un-asteroid-like — behavior.

“We were literally dumbfounded when we saw it,” said David Jewitt, lead investigator from the University of California at Los Angeles. “Even more amazingly, its tail structures change dramatically in just 13 days as it belches out dust. That also caught us by surprise. It’s hard to believe we’re looking at an asteroid.”

So what is it? Needless to say, there are theories.

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