Newly-discovered interstellar object is spewing cyanide gas

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Astronomers spotted an interstellar object passing through our solar system last month. It was only the second time scientists have ever detected such an object, and after some intense investigation, the object — now believed to be a comet or comet-like body — was documented and named for the amateur astronomer who first spotted it.

The comet, called 2I/Borisov, was spotted relatively early in its trip through our system, giving scientists plenty of time to observe it. The first round of studies is already returning some interesting findings, including the fact that the object is dumping cyanogen gas (gas that is at least partly made up of cyanide) as it speeds through our home system.

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