Comet Interceptor probe can visit striking object such as green C/2022 E3 (ZTF)

An image of Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) as seen over Italy on Jan. 24, 2023.
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Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is dying to see it through a telescope, but what would it look like up close?

Scientists have no way of taking a spacecraft to stunning green comet during internal release solar system — but they will be in the next decade, thanks to the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Comet Interceptor. Scheduled to launch in 2029, this mission will spend several years about 1 million miles (1.5 million kilometers) away. Soilwaiting for a curious comet to fly deep into the inner solar system. But if the Comet Interceptor were already in space, scientists would send it buzzed into space. Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF).

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