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Photo Release: Hubble Watches Interstellar Comet Borisov Speed Past the Sun

12 Dec 2019, 18:00 UTC
Photo Release: Hubble Watches Interstellar Comet Borisov Speed Past the Sun NASA, ESA, and D. Jewitt (UCLA)

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has once again captured comet 2I/Borisov streaking through our solar system on its way back into interstellar space. At a breathtaking speed of over 175 000 kilometres per hour, Borisov is one of the fastest comets ever seen. It is only the second interstellar object known to have passed through the Solar System.

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