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Gemini Observatory Telescope Snaps Picture of ‘Interstellar Visitor’ Cruising Through Solar System

Gemini Observatory Telescope Snaps Picture of ‘Interstellar Visitor’ Cruising Through Solar System

The space object’s pronounced tail, which is apparently a product of outgassing, seems to confirm that our solar system’s new visitor is indeed a comet. Researchers at the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii have managed to obtain images of a new comet designated as C/2019 Q4 that was recently spotted by Russian amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov. According to Science Alert, the space object was captured by the Gemini North Telescope’s Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph, with the picture being snapped on the night of 9-10 September. “This image was possible because of Gemini’s ability to rapidly adjust observations and observe objects like this,…
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