Comet Atlas is now in an all-out death dive towards the sun
It shone bright for a bit, and now it's disintegrating as it hurtles towards our star.
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Now amateur astronomers are getting some pretty remarkable images of the space snowball coming apart at the seams.
Comets are notoriously unpredictable, so it's not shocking that Atlas is falling apart. It's also a little uncertain what will became of it next. It could just continue to fragment into smaller and smaller bits until it becomes impossible to see, or it might fly right into the sun, perhaps putting on one last show for us after all.