Astronomers found the comet not far from the Earth. It is so bright that in March-April it could be observed even without any devices. The Comet Ikeya-Zhang, called in honour of two astronomers – the Japanese and the Chinese – who discovered it, is the brightest after the Comet Hail-Bopp which approached to the Earth in 1997. Ikeya-Zhang is a periodic comet, which regularly returns to Solar System. Last time it was observed in 1973, and earlier – even in 1273 and in 877. In good weather, the celestial body could be seen even through usual binoculars. The observers could see two tails of the comet – one of cosmic dust and another, more dime of gas. Astronomers assure that the comet is not dangerous for the Earth: 37 million miles will separate the Earth from the comet.
For the time being, one needs to finish the construction of the section that is 100 kilometres long. On October 17, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with RND that the project would be completed