The Mystery of Our First Interstellar Visitor Just Got More Complicated

Published on November 23, 2018

Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! New analysis shows that ‘Oumuamua is neither a comet nor an asteroid. What is it then?

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Thumbnail image courtesy of ESA/Hubble, NASA, ESO, M. Kornmesser

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Chasing ‘Oumuamua
“The interstellar object ‘Oumuamua perplexed scientists in October 2017 as it whipped past Earth at an unusually high speed. This mysterious visitor is the first object ever seen in our solar system that is known to have originated elsewhere.”

1st Known Interstellar Visitor Gets Weirder: ‘Oumuamua Likely Had 2 Stars
“Our solar system’s first known interstellar visitor is likely even more alien than previously imagined, a new study suggests.The mysterious, needle-shaped object ‘Oumuamua, which was spotted zooming through Earth’s neighborhood last October [2017], probably originated in a two-star system, according to the study.”

An Interstellar Visitor Both Familiar and Alien
“In Fall [of 2017], the galaxy came calling in the form of a small reddish cigar-shaped object named Oumuamua by astronomers based in Hawaii. They discovered it in October, careening through the solar system at 40,000 miles an hour, an interstellar emissary from points unknown.”


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