Is interstellar Comet Borisov breaking apart as it leaves our solar system?

Jan 4, 2020
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It's tough being in a new environment, even for comets. According to recent observations, interstellar Comet Borisov may be having outbursts triggered by flying past our sun.

Is interstellar Comet Borisov breaking apart as it leaves our solar system? : Read more
More (albeit weak) validation of the interstellar object hypothesis. ""For Solar System comets, it is known that dynamically new comets are 10 times more likely to disintegrate than short-period comets, presumably due to their pristine state and weaker structural strength," wrote researchers led by Quanzhi Ye from the University of Maryland last year."

[ https://www.sciencealert.com/interstellar-comet-2i-borisov-seems-to-have-come-here-only-to-die ]
 

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