We Now Have an Image of the Second Interstellar Object Ever Observed

By Ryan F. Mandelbaum Last week, the Minor Planet Center announced that astronomers had tentatively discovered the second interstellar object on record—and now we have a picture of it. Amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov discovered the object, provisionally named Comet C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), on August 30. Follow-up observations have revealed that the object has a hyperbolic orbit, …