Hubble’s Observation of Comet 2I/Borisov in October 2019

On 12 October 2019, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observed Comet 2I/Borisov at a distance of approximately 420 million kilometres from Earth. The comet is believed to have arrived here from another planetary system elsewhere in our galaxy.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, D. Jewitt (UCLA)

About the Image

Id:heic1918a
Type:Planetary
Release date:16 October 2019, 16:00
Related releases:heic1922, heic1918
Size:1106 x 1106 px

About the Object

Name:2I/Borisov
Type:Milky Way : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
Category:Miscellaneous

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