An amateur astronomer has discovered the second known visitor to our part of space outside the solar system. Even more amazing is that he was able to spot him on the approach, which means we will have time to look into it.
Gennady Borisov of Crimea noticed the interstellar space rock on August 30. It has already received the official name of C / 2019 Q4 (Borisov) from the Center for Small Planets.
A few more diagrams of gb00234. Acknowledge this, assume that the nominal hyperbolic trajectory is correct. This has not yet been confirmed. The animation shows a view of the Comet Sun +/- 120 years.
Here is a sim showing where it is in our sky.https: //t.co/m8MHalo1Qw pic.twitter.com/xZUHizVYNe
The comet has what is known as a "hyperbolic trajectory", which means that it has not been interfered with by the gravity of our sun, which suggests it, has arisen from deep space beyond our solar system.
The Cliff reminds Oumaamua, the first interstellar object we discovered when it passed through our solar system, briefly greeting the sun before going again, generating great excitement here on Earth.
Alas, we caught Oumaamua only after she left, eliminating any thorough study or analysis. But this comet will reach its perihelion or closest ray of sun on December 10, which should give the scientific community enough time to study it at least partially and peak at what life is like outside our solar system.
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