The Hubble Telescope Photographs Our New Interstellar Visitor

By The Associated Press

10/16/2019 | 03: 40 p.m.

Cape Canaveral, Florida – The Hubble Space Telescope captured the best images yet of our new interstellar visitor.

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This comet outside our solar system hums at 177,000 kilometers per hour (110,000 miles per hour).

Over the weekend, Hubble captured some spectacular photographs at a distance of 420 million kilometers (260 million miles). The images were broadcast this Wednesday.

He is the second interstellar visitor known to have walked through our backyard. A Crimean amateur astronomer, Gennady Borisov, discovered the comet in August, two years after the first foreign visitor appeared, a havana-shaped rock.

Meanwhile, Polish astronomers said that Comet 21 / Borisov looks reddish with a nucleus about 2 kilometers (1 mile) wide.

In December is when the comet will be closer to the Sun before returning to interstellar space.

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