Is that it? Are we done and are we safe?
Comets are always in the neighborhood. And many have likely come from a galaxy far away. As mere Earthlings we can’t detect everything out there. Space is not the size of Siberia! Saying space is massive is practically voicing a lack of true comprehension.
But then again! … Say this was all of a sudden just the second interstellar visitor showing up on deep space sensors. That would be less of a coincidence and more of a concern suggesting increased extraterrestrial activity! Oumuamua, was observed in October 2017 and now Borisov has shown up on the 30th of August, 2019.
The comet is not acting typical either, as it has a current velocity of about 93,000 mph [150,000 kph], which is well above the average velocities when considering the comet’s current location of 260 million miles (420 million kilometers) from the Sun.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California is tracking this one closely and we’ll hopefully learn more about it in the coming weeks.
The Army of the Alien Monkeys are wondering if it is their lunch delivery service. They ordered from their favorite restaurant and hope their order is finally on its way!