London, September 15, 2019 (MIA) - Scientists have discovered a new comet they believe comes from space outside our Solar System and is an interstellar visitor.
The newly discovered comet moves toward the orbit of Mars. It is estimated to have a diameter of about 16 kilometers.
The comet as an interstellar visitor was in the neighborhood, and its trajectory was determined by amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov.
The distant guest's line of motion is very distorted and its velocity is unusually high, which is further evidence that the comet originated outside the Solar System.
On its way, it is expected to completely bypass the Earth. Scientists predict that by next year it will be visible with professional telescopes.
Comet speed is estimated at 150,000 kilometers per hour. It is currently about 42 million kilometers from the Sun.
News of the new comet was confirmed by both NASA and the European Space Agency, which said it was still gathering information about it.
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