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 video shows the probable history of this object in both the inner and outer Solar System over a period of more than four billion years.


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Yayın tarihi:29 Nisan 2016 20:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1614
Süre:42 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Adı:C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS)
Tür:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Kategori:Solar System

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