‘Rubber Ducky’ Comet is Glowing!


You wouldn’t be able to see it, but the Rubber Ducky comet is glowing!

You cant see this light because it shined in the commentary ultra-violet range, which is the electromagnetic spectrum, which has a higher frequency than any human eye can detect.

This data was first recorded from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

(Picture of the comet)

This glow was discovered around 2014 to 2016 from digging into Rosetta’s recording of light around the comet. The light is caused by charged particles from the sun hitting the gas particles on and around the comet. This is the same effect that causes glowing and shimmering around the earth’s poles!

The glow gets more sentence with the closer you get to the nucleus of the comet, which is cool. When electrons strike on a molecule of water vapor, it gets excited into a higher state, then the energy state drops back down, and excess energy blasts off In the form of a light particle. This has the same effect as other planets, such as earth.

The comet, of course, gets more energy closest to the dense parts of the tail, and less energy in the lighter and thinner parts. This light aura extends to around 6o miles! That is about 100 kilometers from the comet nucleus.