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Hubble Images Galactic Visitor, Interstellar Comet 2i/Borisov

On 12 October 2019, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observed Comet 2I/Borisov at a distance of approximately 420 million kilometers from Earth. The comet is believed to have arrived here from another planetary system elsewhere in our galaxy. NASA, ESA, D. Jewitt (UCLA) Hubble has captured an image of a comet that is believed to …

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Toxic gas found in interstellar ‘visitor’ comet from an alien star system

A composite image showing t2I/Borisov (Image: Gemini Observatory /NSF /AURA) Astronomers have made the ‘historic’ discovery of toxic gas in a comet that’s the second intersteller ‘visitor’ spotted in our solar system. Last month, 2I/Borisov was spotted travelling through humanity’s cosmic neighbourhood during its long, lonely journey through space. Now an international team has spotted …

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Interstellar Comet Passing Through Our Solar System Gets an Official Name

Gemini Observatory two-color composite image of C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) which is the first interstellar comet ever identified Gemini Observatory/NSF/AURA The interstellar comet that was discovered passing through our solar system on August 30 has been officially named 2I/Borisov.  The comet formerly known as C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) — a mouthful, to be fair — was discovered …

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Second Interstellar Object Discovered in the Solar System After ‘Oumuamua – TechEBlog

Remember ‘Oumuamua? It was the first known interstellar object detected that through the Solar System. Since it can’t be captured into a solar orbit, the object will eventually leave the Solar System and resume traveling through interstellar space. However, it will take the object roughly 20,000 years to travel the Solar System before leaving. Now, …

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