An amateur astronomer has discovered the second known visitor of our part of outer space from outside the solar system. Even more amazing is that he has managed to recognize the rapprochement, which means that we have time to study it.
Gennady Borisov of Crimea discovered interstellar space rock on 30 August. It has now been officially named C / 2019 Q4 (Borisov) by the Minor Planet Center.
Some more diagrams of gb00234. Suppose that the nominal hyperbolic trajectory is correct. This still needs to be confirmed. The animation shows a view of the sun from the comet +/- 120 years.
Here's a simulation showing where she came from in our skies. Http://t.co/m8MHalo1Qw pic.twitter.com/xZUHizVYNe
– Tony Dunn (@tony873004) September 11, 2019
Fortunately, there is no danger that the stone will be earthed collides and makes us go the way of the dinosaurs.
The comet has a so-called "hyperbolic trajectory," which means that it was not disturbed by it. The gravitation of our sun, which suggests that it comes from outer space outside our solar system.
The stone is reminiscent of Oumuamua, the first interstellar object we have discovered as we pass through our solar system, which briefly greets our sun before we set off again, causing great excitement here on Earth.
Unfortunately, we only caught Oumuamua after he had gone trial or analysis. But this comet will reach its perihelion closest to solar flight on December 10, giving the scientific community enough time to study it, at least in part, and to reach a climax of what life outside of our solar system looks like.
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