Comet Leonard has broken into pieces as it rounds the sun: report

The brightest comet of 2021 has disintegrated, according to EarthSky.

An icy wanderer known as Comet Leonard (C/2021 A1) fell apart during its perihelion, or closest approach to the sun, the report said. Perihelion was projected for Jan. 3, roughly a year after the comet’s discovery.

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