One of the most beautiful heavenly bodies, under the name Comet Lemmon (Lemmon Comet), fly past Earth in it, 2013. It received its name for almost magical, green color, which is produced by boiling two deadly gases boiling at its core …
At the moment, there are three comets approach the sun: Comet ISON, Comet Pan-STARRS and the Comet Lemmon.
According to Space Watch, observations show that the most beautiful is the latest in this series: "Comet Lemmon has a beautiful tail of a beautiful fine structure", — said Phil Hart, a member of the workshop and filming on the lake Eppalok (Eppalock), Victoria, Australia, which photographed object on February 18. The comet is now a little closer to the Sun than the Earth. Solar heating of turning it into an object that can be seen with binoculars (magnitude +5.5 to +6), it is barely visible to the human eye, but it looks dazzling when viewed through a telescope. As shown in the photo Hart.
The green color of the comet Lemmon comes from two gases boiling at its core: cyanogen (CN: a poisonous gas found in many comets) and diatomic carbon (C2). Both substances are green in the sunlight in the near vacuum of space. The combination of the colorful atmosphere and comet-tail make it visually very attractive. Eventually, the comet Pan-STARRS and especially comet ISON could beat it, but right now the most beautiful comet in the solar system appears to be a green Lemmon.