2I / Borisov: The interstellar comet is still very original

On August 30, 2019, amateur astronomer Gennady Vladimirovich Borisov made an observation in the Crimea with the help of a self-made telescope that may have aroused the jealousy of many professionals: he discovered the comet 2I / Borisov, now named after him. An interstellar visitor on his way through our solar system. This was the second object after asteroid 1I / Oumuamua. Observations with the ESO Very Large Telescope in Chile by a team led by Stefano Bagnolo of the Northern Ireland Planetarium and Armagh Observatory indicate that 2I / Borisov probably did not fly near a star on its long journey. This is what Bagnulo and Co wrote in Nature Communications..

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