The unique rocky comet C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS)

Observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope, and the Canada France Hawai`i Telescope, show that C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS) is the first object to be discovered that is on a long-period cometary orbit, but that has the characteristics of a pristine inner Solar System asteroid. It may provide important clues about how the Solar System formed.

This video shows the probable history of this object in both the inner and outer Solar System over a period of more than four billion years.

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ID:eso1614a
Дата релізу [date]:29 квітня 2016 р. 20:00
Пов'язані релізи:eso1614
Тривалість:42 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Назва:C/2011 L4 (PanSTARRS)
Тип:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Категорія:Solar System

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