Another Interstellar Visitor Is Headed Our Way

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Another Interstellar Visitor Is Headed Our Way

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"Astronomers have discovered a likely interstellar object — the second after 'Oumuamua — and this one's a comet that will pass nearest the Sun later this year"

C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) will reach perihelion on 10 December 2019. Currently faint (18mag) it already shows a faint tail. The orbit data is subject to refinement.

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https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astrono ... d-our-way/
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Re: Another Interstellar Visitor Is Headed Our Way

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in some characteristics it is very similar to comets and asteroids of the solar system.
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Apparently, these interstellar visitors to the Solar System are more frequent than was previously thought.
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