Artist’s animation of the surface of interstellar comet 2I/Borisov

This video shows an artist’s view of what the surface of the comet might look like. 

2I/Borisov was a visitor from another planetary system that passed by our Sun in 2019, allowing astronomers a unique view of an interstellar comet. While telescopes on Earth and in space captured images of this comet, we don’t have any close-up observations of 2I/Borisov. It is therefore up to artists to create their own ideas of what the comet’s surface might look like, based on the scientific information we have about it.   

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Auðkenni:eso2106c
Útgáfudagur:Mar 30, 2021, 17:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso2108, eso2106
Tímalengd:44 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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Nafn:2I/Borisov
Tegund:Unspecified : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Flokkur:Stars

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