Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Sign in to follow this  
Waspie_Dwarf

Is Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov Breaking Up?

Recommended Posts

Waspie_Dwarf

Is the Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov Breaking Up?

New observations of the interstellar comet have revealed that it’s fragmenting.

Quote

The interstellar comet 2I/Borisov, discovered on its way into the solar system in 2019, began shedding chunks in late March — more than three months after its closest approach to the Sun on December 8th.

Recent observations show that the center of Comet Borisov appears to have split: On March 23rd, 28th, and 30th, images recorded by the Hubble Space Telescope show that the comet’s core changed from a single bright spot into an elongated area, where two unresolved objects lie about 180 kilometers (112 miles) apart.

arrow3.gif  Read More: Sky & Telescope

 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.