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Private launch companies seeking to lower the coast of reaching space continue to develop new vehicles, and the latest to attempt a trip to space is Interstellar Technologies (IST), a Japanese private launch company founded in 2003. The company first launched a vehicle in 2017, but the launch didn’t go exactly as planned and failed …

It’s official. We have our second confirmed – and named – interstellar visitor. The International Astronomical Union confirmed that the object formally known as C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) is indeed from another solar system, giving it the proper name of 21/Borisov on Tuesday. It is the second-ever object from beyond our Solar System, following Ouamuamua’s discovery in October 2017. …

Image copyright Gemini Observatory/NSF/AURA Image caption Two-colour composite image of C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) obtained using the Gemini North Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) on Hawaii’s Maunakea Astronomers are gathering measurements on a presumed interstellar comet, providing clues about its chemical composition. The object, C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), is only the second interstellar object ever identified, after ‘Oumuamua, which …

Image copyright SPL Image caption Artwork: The comet has a highly eccentric orbit An amateur astronomer has discovered a comet that could come from outside our Solar System. If so, it would be the second interstellar object after the elongated body known as ‘Oumuamua was identified in 2017. The Minor Planet Center (MPC) at Harvard …