The Visitor

Murat Yılmaz

Murat Yılmaz

Murat Yılmaz

Murat Yılmaz

He was born in 1983 in Izmir. He completed his undergraduate education in Gazi University Technical Education Faculty Mechanical Education. The photo production, which started by chance in 2011, is still continuing. Daily life, consumer culture, relations, modern society are the subjects he deals more with. Recently, he has been taking photographs about space and sky. He has received various awards in many competitions. "My daughter will read" photo contest 1st prize, "Life in the Aegean Sea" 1st prize and Ankara Altındağ photography contest 3rd prize.

Last July, we hosted a visitor from far away from this universe we live in. This is a comet. Name Neowise C / 2020 F3. The feature that distinguishes Neowise from others is that the sun continues on its way without dispersing despite the strong gravity and magnetism. Many comets that I have observed so far have been destroyed. This was not Neowise's first visit. He had come again 7200 years ago. I think the last time who saw it was the Sumerians. We now had another thing in common other than the Sumerians living in the same geography. I also saw neowise and watched him glide from the east horizon to the west horizon for nights. It will come again in 7200 years. Although it seems like a very long time to us, it is a very short time period on the spacetime scale. The nearest star after the Sun, Alpha Centauri, is 4.1 light-years away. Neowise's flattened orbit is only 4.2 light days. In these days when epidemics are on the agenda again, our humanity and civilization can hopefully see Neowise again.

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