NASA: comet discovered to have its own Northern Lights
An out-of-this-world discovery; the Rosetta Mission just revealed Comet 67P has its own Northern Lights!
NASA says this is the first time an ultraviolet aurora has been detected on a celestial object that isn’t a moon or planet.
The findings were released in the journal ‘Nature Astronomy.’
Rosetta, which was launched in 2004, is the most accomplished comet hunter in space exploration.
It orbited 67P from August 2014 through September 2016.