This massive comet carries a unique secret - an active volcano perched atop it. Approximately the size of a city, this comet harbours a volcano set to erupt again.
Categorized as a cryovolcanic comet, its core comprises gas, dust and ice, collectively called "cryomagma.
The comet has shown further expansion and development of its distinctive "horns." Some experts have drawn comparisons,
Experts attribute the irregular shape of the coma to anomalies in the comet's nucleus. Prolonged expansion of gases within the comet shape its irregular form.
Comet 12P is moving towards the inner regions of our solar system, destined to continue its orbit and slingshot toward the Sun.
This extraordinary celestial phenomenon will captivate Earth's residents on April 21, 2024, before sending the comet back toward the outer solar system.
Notably, comet 12P will not return until 2095 after its 2024 passage near Earth.