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Thread: Why is Borisov still labled "C/" and not "I/"?

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    Why is Borisov still labled "C/" and not "I/"?

    I mean, it didn't take Oumuamua this long to be so labelled, and they invented the label for it!
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

    Stephen Colbert.

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    It was renamed 2I/Borisov, on September 24: https://www.minorplanetcenter.net/mpec/K19/K19S72.html

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    Yes, I've been seeing "I/" for a couple of weeks now, from science journalists who are not just recycling stuff they found on the internet.

    Grant Hutchison

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