# Detection of CN Gas in Interstellar Object 2I/Borisov

@article{Fitzsimmons2019DetectionOC,
title={Detection of CN Gas in Interstellar Object 2I/Borisov},
author={Alan Fitzsimmons and Olivier R. Hainaut and Karen J. Meech and Emmanuel Jehin and Youssef Moulane and Cyrielle Opitom and Bin Yang and Jacqueline V. Keane and Jan T. Kleyna and Marco Micheli and Colin Snodgrass},
journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
year={2019}
}
The detection of Interstellar Objects passing through the Solar System offers the promise of constraining the physical and chemical processes involved in planetary formation in other extrasolar systems. While the effect of outgassing by 1I/2017 U1 ('Oumuamua) was dynamically observed, no direct detection of the ejected material was made. The discovery of the active interstellar comet 2I/Borisov means spectroscopic investigations of the sublimated ices is possible for this object. We report the…

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