21 November 2017

'Oumuamua

Two articles here about this first interstellar "asteroid", which has a very interesting cigar shape. It is estimated that this object measures 400m by 40m ~ 'Oumuamua in Hawaiian means "Messenger from afar arriving fast". Hmmm....

There's also this animation from ESO that shows the trajectory of the object passing fairly close to Earth. It is believed that the object could have originated from Vega, in the Lyran constellation. Hmmm again.....

Here are the two articles:
https://www.space.com/38838-interstellar-asteroid-oumuamua-space-cigar.html

https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1737/

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