B Do we have another interstellar visitor?

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Incoming object identified with hyperbolic trajectory.
In 2017 the intriguing Oumaouma object was determined to have reached us from interstellar space. Now another object, this time larger and likely a comet, has been identified, apparently from outwith the system.

More here on the BBC site and The Minor Planet centre.

Unlike its predecessor, this one is still on its way sunward so there should be lots of time for observation.
 
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As we get better searching through the Solar System we'll find more and more of them.
 

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This is kind of amazing:

Here's an amazing fact: The discoverer, Gennady Borisov, is an amateur astronomer who works as an engineer at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute. He makes his own telescopes to hunt for comets and has discovered seven of them along with several NEOs. He recently completed a new 0.65-meter telescope, the instrument he used to discover the new object.

Gennady-with-0.65-m-scope_S-768x735.png



[ref: skyandtelescope]
 

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