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Astronomers capture image of mysterious interstellar comet

A mysterious object hurtling towards our solar system from deep space has been photographed by scientists. The incoming comet is like nothing scientists have seen before and is believed to have come from another star system. That makes the visitor, known as 2I/Borisov, only the second interstellar object ever spotted in our solar system. Discovered in August, Borisov has traveled at least 7 trillion miles to get here and will make its close approach with Earth next month. Experts captured a closeup of the object on Sunday using a telescope at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii. The image, taken by Yale University scientists, showed the comet surrounded by a bright white glow. Made up of ice and other debris crumbling from Borisov’s mai ...