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Solar System’s First Interstellar Visitor Dazzles Scientists

Started by Unbeliever, December 22, 2017, 03:00:59 pm

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https://www.nasa.gov/feature/solar-system-s-first-interstellar-visitor-dazzles-scientists


QuoteAstronomers recently scrambled to observe an intriguing asteroid that zipped through the solar system on a steep trajectory from interstellar space--the first confirmed object from another star.
Now, new data reveal the interstellar interloper to be a rocky, cigar-shaped object with a somewhat reddish hue. The asteroid, named 'Oumuamua by its discoverers, is up to one-quarter mile (400 meters) long and highly-elongated--perhaps 10 times as long as it is wide. That aspect ratio is greater than that of any asteroid or comet observed in our solar system to date. While its elongated shape is quite surprising, and unlike asteroids seen in our solar system, it may provide new clues into how other solar systems formed.










Here's a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYGs92-qnFY
"Some say God is living there [in space]. I was looking around very attentively, but I did not see anyone there. I did not detect either angels or gods....I don't believe in God. I believe in man - his strength, his possibilities, his reason."
Gherman Titov, Soviet cosmonaut, in The Seattle Daily Ti