Tailless Comet Is 'Time Capsule' From Earth Formation Era | Video

Spectral analysis of the ''Manx" comet (C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS)), using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, revealed characteristics of an inner solar system asteroid in pristine condition. Its long-period cometary orbit took on journey to the "deep freeze" of the Oort Cloud, where it spent billions of years.

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