Currently, comet PANSTARRS is passing nearly in front of the galaxy Andromeda.
comet and galaxy appear now to be just about the same
In physical size, even though
Comet PANSTARRS is currently the largest object in the
Solar System with a tail spanning about 15 times the diameter of
the Sun, it is still about 70 billion times
smaller than the
Andromeda galaxy (M31).
The above image was taken a few days ago near
As C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS) on the lower left
recedes from the Sun and dims, it is
returning to the northerly direction
whence it came.
will return is currently unknown, although
humans may have merged with computers by then.
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