It appears that researchers have finally solved the Oumuamua mystery. The interstellar visitor is now known to be a comet, not an asteroid, as it accelerates in its exit from the Solar System.
Space June 28, 2018
'Oumuamua’s appearance is different from what scientists predicted an interstellar asteroid would look like. Researchers now think that gravitational stretching could be behind the space rock’s cigar-like shape.
Space March 28, 2018
New findings concluded that the alien-like figure called ‘Oumuamua is more likely to have originated from a binary system different from the Earth’s. ‘Oumuamua’s rocky structure similar to that of an asteroid can only be present in hotter environments.
Space March 21, 2018
'Oumuamu likely originated from a binary star system, which has at least one big hot star. This is how the interstellar asteroid was likely ejected from its home star system.
Space March 20, 2018
'Oumuamua is the first known interstellar object that has been observed in this solar system. New research suggests that it may have come from a binary star system.
Space March 19, 2018
The Oumuamua asteroid has spinning chaotically through space after colliding with an object that threw it out of its system. It will continue to spin chaotically for many billions of years before it will rotate normally again.
Space February 12, 2018
The cigar-shaped interstellar object called Oumuamua is characterized by unusual properties. Was this sent by an intelligent alien civilization? Astronomers want to find out.
Space December 12, 2017
The Initiative for Interstellar Studies announced the Project Lyra mission to study the interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua’. The research team suggested SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket as one of the options that can be used to reach the asteroid.
Space November 29, 2017
Astronomers witnessed a historic moment last month by detecting the solar system’s first interstellar visitor. The object has now been identified as a most bizarre-shaped asteroid and named Oumuamua.
Space November 21, 2017
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