The 'megacomet' Bernardinelli-Bernstein is the find of a decade. Here's the discovery explained.

The scientists that found Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein are an unlikely pair.

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Hasnain says:

“Although they didn't set out to find such an important comet, both Bernardinelli and Bernstein said that their unexpected discovery this summer has given them a new appreciation for the dirty iceballs rattling around the outer solar system.

"I will still have my day job, I think, of cosmology," Bernstein said. But still, "it's been enjoyable, I've really learned a lot about comets."”

Posted on 2021-09-09T03:41:29+0000