Earth’s brother discovered: tailless comet Manx holds the key to mysteries of earth’s evolution
Our Universe is full of surprises; some amazing some shocking and some fascinating beyond belief. The latest and most exciting discovery which has delighted scientists worldwide is of a tailless comet MANX. Comet Manx or C/2014/s3 as it is scientifically called is believed to be the long lost little brother of earth. It has existed in obscurity in what is considered as a cosmic backyard and could have well been formed during the formation of the universe but thrown out in the melee of planets jostling for a prime position around the sun.
The most unique factor about comet Manx is that it could well provide a deep and rich insight into the evolution of the universe and earth itself. Scientists feel that Manx consists of the same material that served as the foundation upon which the earth was formed.
1 Manx Is Unique From Other Asteroids and Meteors
There are many elements about comet Manx, which although not very big, sets it apart from all other comets in the cosmos. It does not have a tail as is the identifying feature of all other comets. Hence, its name after a species of tailless cats. What could be its most discerning factor is that its virgin composition has avoided being baked and fried by the heat of the sun and is in an amazingly well preserved state as if it remained in some cosmic freezer.
There are millions of asteroids floating around the universe. However all of these have been near cooked by the sun’s heat billions of years ago. Manx has been saved from such an inferno and as researchers believe was actually formed during the same time as earth and in the same locality too. Thus, its composition could well be similar to earth and this is what makes it so very significant both as a cosmic body and as a discovery today