Watching an Interstellar ‘Christmas Comet’ and Hoping for a Bang

Watching an Interstellar ‘Christmas Comet’ and Hoping for a Bang

Seeing Comet Borisov won’t be easy for the typical sky gazer, but astronomers still have a lot to learn from this extrasolar tourist.

The Hubble images basically show us that this comet has the same kind of physical structure as comets in our own solar system, said Jennifer J. Wiseman, a senior project scientist with the Hubble Space Telescope mission. Comets in our solar system are like f… [+1551 chars]

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