Orionid 2019 Coming Soon!

  It is Fall 2019 and time for another Orionid meteor shower. The meteors can be seen between October 2 to November 7, with the peak occurring during the morning of October 21st  or 22nd. The Orionids occur when the Earth passes through the debris left behind by Haley’s Comet, which is the parent comet of the shower. On the…

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Newly Discovered Comet Maybe Interstellar Visitor

A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. The object is designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), and wasdiscovered on Aug. 30, 2019, by Gennady Borisov at the MARGO observatory in Nauchnij, Crimea. The official confirmation that comet C/2019 Q4 is an interstellar comet has not yet been…

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