As another big unit that expels large volumes of noxious gas in the dark, I identify with this comet.
Not only is comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein the largest of its kind known, it’s also one of the most active, distant comets, likely spewing plumes of gas further out from the Sun than expected. The object, code-named C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein) or just comet BB, was first spotted in 2014. It was tentatively considered …
We could really do with it coming just within eyeball distance.
The global news coverage of a lump big enough to be (at best) civilisation ending might have rearranged some priorities.
Can a 130mm scope resolve 100Km at 10AU? I'm guessing that looking for Saturns moons would be a good indicator.
the mega-comet exhibited a coma a startling 23.8 astronomical units (AU) from the Sun – roughly 24 times the distance between the Earth and our star
We, on Earth are, by definition, 1AU from the Sun. Our orbital radius defines the Astronomical Unit, which is approximately 150 million kilometers (93 million miles).