The unique rocky comet C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS)

Observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope, and the Canada France Hawai`i Telescope, show that C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS) is the first object to be discovered that is on a long-period cometary orbit, but that has the characteristics of a pristine inner Solar System asteroid. It may provide important clues about how the Solar System formed.

This image of the comet was acquired using the Canada France Hawai`i Telescope.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

K. Meech (IfA/UH)/CFHT/ESO

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Auðkenni:eso1614c
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Apr 29, 2016, 20:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1614
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Nafn:C/2014 S3
Tegund:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Flokkur:Solar System

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