Popular Post bison Posted October 25, 2017 Popular Post #1 Share Posted October 25, 2017 (edited) An interstellar comet, one with an origin outside our solar system may have just been discovered. It is designated C/2017 U1, and has been under observation for just six days. Its orbit so far appears substantially hyperbolic (eccentricity 1.18), indicating it may not be in orbit of our Sun, but just passing through our part of space. Continued observation of the comet should settle this question definitely. If the hyperbolic nature of this comet's orbit can be established, it will be the first time such an interstellar visitor has been observed. Please find a link below to a brief article on this comet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C/2017_U1_(PANSTARRS) Edited October 25, 2017 by bison added information, also edited for style 10 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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