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

This image shows an artist’s impression of what the surface of the 2I/Borisov 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. 

Credit:

ESO/M. Kormesser

About the Image

Id:eso2106b
Type:Artwork
Release date:30 March 2021, 17:00
Related releases:eso2106
Size:5000 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:2I/Borisov
Type:Milky Way : Interplanetary Body : Comet

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