Russian actress Yulia Peresild and film director Klim Shipenko launch into space onboard Soyuz MS-19 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in southern Kazakhstan. They intend to film scenes for "The Challenge", which will be the first feature-length movie filmed in outer space, on the International Space Station over one week before returning to Earth.
New data from the Atacama Large Millimeter Array and Hubble Space Telescope, published in the "Nature Astronomy" journal, suggests interstellar comet 2I-Borisov contains large amounts of carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide. The new findings suggest the object was formed in the cold outer region of its planetary system.
As predicted, asteroid 2018 CB, estimated to be between 15 and 40 metres (50–130 feet) in diameter, makes a fly-by past Earth at a distance of around 64,500 km (40,100 mi). This is the second asteroid to make a fly-by this week.