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INTERSTELLAR ASTEROID "LIKE NOTHING SEEN BEFORE"
« on: Nov 20, 2017, 22:49:25 »
INTERSTELLAR ASTEROID "LIKE NOTHING SEEN BEFORE"
On Oct. 2017, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawai'i picked up a faint point of light moving across the sky. At first it appeared to be an ordinary asteroid--but astronomers quickly realized it was something entirely different. The hurtling object, since named "'Oumuamua," came from interstellar space. At the time of its discovery, 'Oumuamua had just swung around the sun. Telescopes around the world swiveled to observe it before it could leave the Solar System. Findings from those rapid observations were published in today's issue of Nature, and they reveal a very strange object indeed:
https://youtu.be/O6PpbO7vIjU
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