A newly spotted comet may be an interstellar visitor

A newly discovered comet could only be the second interstellar object scientists have found after ”Oumuamua.

The new comet – designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) – appears to have originated from outside the solar system, but it has not yet been officially confirmed, NASA said on Thursday.

The object – designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) – was discovered on August 30, 2019, by astronomer Gennady Borisov at the MARGO observatory in Nauchnij, Crimea.

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