Since it was first discovered in August 2019, astronomers have been unpleasant by the interstellar Comet 2I / Borisov. However, newly observed space objects suggest that it may break apart.
A group of researchers from Poland have noted that the object has been raised twice this month.
“The total increase in brightness is thus about 0.7 mag in 5 days between UT 2020 March 4.3 and 9.3,” the researchers wrote in a note published March 12. “This behavior is strongly indicative of ongoing nuclear fragmentation.”
It is possible that this action was caused by 2I / Borisov’s approach to the sun, Space.com reported.
In December 2019, comet 2I / Borisov reached its closest point to the sun, 190 million miles away, known as perihelion. The same month Hubble Space Telescope captured images of the comet, discovered by astronomer Gennady Borisov.
researcher recently theorized that 21 / Borisov could be intercepted using existing technology and studied to see what material, if any, it has picked up from other solar systems.
In September 1019, International Astronomical Union confirmed that the object was from another solar system, making it the second known interstellar object.
ONE study published in October 2019, it suggested that it could transport water on it beyond the solar system, which, if true, would be the first time water outside the solar system was detected.
In November 2019, astronomers captured a picture of the mysterious comet and its impressive tail, which is nearly 100,000 miles long, is about 14 times the size of the earth.
Comet 2I / Borisov is the second interstellar object discovered after the mysterious cigar-shaped Oumuamua discovered in October 2017.
Many can no longer be observed by telescope in January 2018, many have speculated what Ouamumua is. Some have theorized that it may have been a light sail sent from an intelligent alien civilization, a comet or an asteroid.
The mystery of its exact nature deepened at the end of 2018 when NASA said it looked at the object for two months and didn’t see it initially.