2I/Borisov

Vera Rubin Observatory Could Find Up to 70 Interstellar Objects a Year

Astronomers have discovered two known interstellar objects (ISO), ‘Oumuamua and 21/Borisov. But there could be thousands of these objects passing…

4 months ago

An Interstellar Meteor Struck the Earth in 2014, and now Scientists Want to Search for it at the Bottom of the Ocean

Back in 2014, an object crashed into the ocean just off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Data collected at…

2 years ago

What Happens to Interstellar Objects Captured by the Solar System?

Now that we know that interstellar objects (ISOs) visit our Solar System, scientists are keen to understand them better. How…

2 years ago

Cosmic Rays Erode Away All But the Largest Interstellar Objects

So far we know of only two interstellar objects (ISO) to visit our Solar System. They are 'Oumuamua and 2I/Borisov.…

2 years ago

Protoplanetary Disks Throw Out More Material Than Gets Turned Into Planets

When a young solar system gets going it's little more than a young star and a rotating disk of debris.…

2 years ago

Interstellar Objects Might Outnumber Solar System Objects in the Oort Cloud

A study of the interstellar bodie 2I/Borisov aruges that the Oort cloud may consist more of alien objects than solar…

3 years ago

When Stars Get Too Close to Each Other, They Cast Out Interstellar Comets and Asteroids

In October 2017, humanity caught its first-ever glimpse of an interstellar object - a visitor from beyond our solar system…

3 years ago

Interstellar Comet Borisov is so Pristine, it’s Probably Never Been Close to a Star Before

By comparing our local Comet Hale-Bopp to the interstellar visitor 2I/Borisov, a team of astronomers have concluded that the interloper…

3 years ago

There Should be About 7 Interstellar Objects Passing Through the Inner Solar System Every Year

A new study led by the Initiative for Interstellar Studies (i4is) has found that interstellar objects like 'Oumuamua visit our…

3 years ago

Vera Rubin Should be Able to Detect a Couple of Interstellar Objects a Month

A new study by Harvard astrophysicists tells us that once operational, the Vera C. Rubin will be able to spot…

3 years ago