Newly Discovered Comet Is Likely Interstellar Visitor
Friday, 13 September 2019 Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 13, 2019
A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. The object - designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) - was discovered on Aug. 30, 2019, by Gennady Borisov at the MARGO observatory in Nauchnij, Crimea. The official confirmation that comet C/2019 Q4 is an interstellar comet has not yet been made, but if it is int
SPACE — Astronomers have spotted a comet heading our way — will be the second interstellar object to ever be detected visiting our solar system.
According to NASA's jet propulsion laboratory, comet C/2019 Q4 was first spotted by Ukrainian amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov on August 30.