Jan 26, 2023

Green comet’s new “anti-tail” seemingly breaks the laws of physics

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Astrophotographers spotted what looks like a third tail flowing in front of, instead of behind, the glowing comet.

The green comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), which last flew by Earth 50,000 years ago when Neanderthals still coexisted with humans, has been gradually making its way across the night sky over the last few days.

What’s more, as per a LiveScience report, this “anti-tail” appears to be flowing in the wrong direction and is, therefore, seemingly breaking the laws of physics.


Many astronomers have captured images of the glowing space rock, and one new image shows the comet grew an unusual third tail.

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