Artist’s animation of the surface of interstellar comet 2I/Borisov

This video shows an artist’s view of what the surface of the comet might look like. 

2I/Borisov was a visitor from another planetary system that passed by our Sun in 2019, allowing astronomers a unique view of an interstellar comet. While telescopes on Earth and in space captured images of this comet, we don’t have any close-up observations of 2I/Borisov. It is therefore up to artists to create their own ideas of what the comet’s surface might look like, based on the scientific information we have about it.   


ESO/M. Kormesser

About the Video

Release date:30 March 2021, 17:00
Related releases:eso2108, eso2106
Duration:44 s
Frame rate:25 fps

About the Object

Type:Unspecified : Interplanetary Body : Comet

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