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Erupting Comet Again

25 October 2021

That troublesome comet has been at it again. Comet 29P has erupted again [reported by the British Astronomical Association] in another strong outburst. It suddenly brightened tenfold on October 23rd – see www.spaceweather.com for October 25th 2021. Comet 29P is described as a strange object, trapped in an orbit between Jupiter and Saturn, and appears to be festooned with volcanoes [it is conjectured]. Is this the first positive evidence of an electric comet? Is it even possible that the solar wind can affect a comet that far out? This is taking stuff to the borderline. Something is certainly putting pressure on the comet in order for it to erupt so many times.

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