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Photographer captures comet C19 headed toward Earth


A photographer in the U.K. has captured a remarkable image of comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) as it speeds toward Earth.

Jamie Cooper took the picture of the comet in Lincolnshire, England, British news agency SWNS reported. It was first spotted on Dec. 28, 2019, according to EarthSky.org, by astronomers using the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) in Hawaii.

Cooper, who photographs the natural world, said that he was lucky enough to get a picture of the comet using his telescope.

The comet, named C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS), is pictured (BLUE DOT) glimmering in space by Jamie Cooper in Lincolnshire. The celestial body will be visible to the naked eye within weeks as it travels…


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