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Interstellar comet arriving in time for New Year


Interstellar comet arriving in time for New YearThe comet 2I Borisov as captured by the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii, in November. The comet is the second known interstellar object to enter our solar system, passing through at 177,000 kilometres per hour. Two years ago, astronomers discovered an interstellar rock called Oumuamua cruising through the solar system. (Photo:W. O'Mullane/LSST Project/NSF/AURA/NYT)Thus far, the two examples of interstellar comets that humans have observed could not be more different. The comet came from the general direction of Cassiopeia and will exit the solar system through the southern constellation Telescopium, Ye said.


Source: Bangkok Post December 10, 2019 05:15 UTC



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