A team of astronomers from the University of Anitoquia, Medellin, Colombia, have discovered a graveyard of comets.
They also found out that some of these comets, inactive for millions of years, have returned to life as the so called ‘Lazarus comets’. I like Zombie Comets better, but I didn’t discover them, so no zombie comets. 😦
I understand that the biblical reference to Lazarus is appropriate, but I think zombie comets are far more satisfying.
There is ample precedent for zombie (or xombie depending on your preference) comets. For centuries comets have been the harbingers of ill times and foreboding, omens of death, or coming catastrophes.
This is what happened to the twelve lazarus comets and the energy from the Sun was enough to raise them from the dead like a Phoenix! Phoenix comets?
Nah, I still like zombie comets.
– Ex astris, scientia –
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