2I/Borisov

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…

3 weeks 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.…

1 month 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.…

1 month 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…

2 months 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…

6 months 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…

7 months 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…

7 months 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…

11 months ago

We Have the Technology to Retrieve a Sample From an Interstellar Object Like Oumuamua

A white paper submitted to the 2023 - 2032 Decadal Survey recommends we create spacecraft that could rendezvous and take…

1 year ago

Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov Formed in a Very Cold Environment

Using the ALMA array, astronomers were able to detect the chemical composition of an interstellar object as 2I/Borisov began releasing…

1 year ago