"I'm different. Let this not upset you" Paracelsus
- Jul 4, 2016
Left: A new image of the interstellar Comet 2l/Borisov. Right: A composite image of the comet with a photo of the Earth to show scale.
The icy interloper should put on an even better show over the coming weeks.
A new photo shows the solar system's second confirmed interstellar visitor in an impressive new light.
A team of astronomers from Yale University in Connecticut imaged Comet 2I/Borisov on Sunday (Nov. 24) using the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, revealing the object's tail to be nearly 100,000 miles (160,000 kilometers) long.
That's about 14 times Earth's diameter, and more than 40% the distance from our planet to the moon.