Scientists have revealed, that there may be up to 100 trillion A space object that travels between the stars At the edge of the solar system, astronomers Amir Siraj and Avi Loeb of the Harvard Center for Astrophysics suggest that roughly 1% of the carbon and oxygen in the Milky Way could be trapped in interstellar objects, many of which lie in the Oort cloud.
According to the British newspaper, “Daily Mail”, Loeb wrote in an email, there must be approximately one hundred trillion interstellar comets similar to the Borisov comet, which visited Solar System From another star, at the edge of the Oort cloud.
The Oort cloud is a theoretical concept for icy bodies at the farthest edge of the solar system, and Siraj and Loeb predict that the number of bodies between stars There are more solar system objects in the Oort cloud.
Siraj said, “Before the discovery of the first interstellar comet, we had no idea how many interstellar bodies were in our solar system, but the theory about the formation of planetary systems suggests that the number of visitors should be less than the permanent residents, but now we have discovered that they can To have a lot more visitors.”
It was discovered by astronomer Gennady Borisov in August 2019, and it is believed that Comet 2I / Borisov came from a double star system 13 light years from Earth, and began its journey nearly a million years ago.
Despite the abundance of these supposed interstellar objects, only two interstellar objects were observed, Borisov and Oumuamua, and no other objects were discovered during their interstellar journey.
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