Monday, October 21, 2019

Gemini observatory captures multicolor image of first-ever interstellar comet

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    https://phys.org/news/2019-09-gemini-observatory-captures-multicolor-image.html

    ” This is the first time an interstellar visitor to our Solar System has clearly shown a tail due to outgassing. The only other interstellar visitor studied in our Solar System was ‘Oumuamua which was a very elongated asteroid-like object with no obvious outgassing.”

    “The comet’s hyperbolic path, which is evidence of its origin beyond our Solar System, will bring it to more favorable observing conditions over the next few months.”

    Oumuamua was most likely a shard from a former planet.

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    Neat

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    #1212052

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    Neat

    yea, I’m a little struck that we’ve had two interstellar objects in the last two or so years, and none before! It’ll prove interesting if we see another object in a year or two, or maybe a few decades from now. Of course, by then, Astronomical technology really will advance!

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    Science is some crazy exponential shit… we will be exploring beyond the solar system in 50 years

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    #1215975

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    https://phys.org/news/2019-09-ready-interstellar-astronomers.html

    Well, Astronomers are excited about seeing hundreds of interstellar debris a year . . . in a year!

    I’m thinking they’re thinking about the large Synoptic Survey Telescope” next year. Not only will this be able to detect lots more interstellar objects per year, but, they could find Mike Brown and Konstantine Batygin’s PlanetX . . . pretty quickly!

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