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What Would Have Happened To That Interstellar Object If It Had Hit The Sun?

15 Nov 2017, 22:01 UTC
What Would Have Happened To That Interstellar Object If It Had Hit The Sun? NASA/JPL-Caltech
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The snappily-named object A/2017 U1 may be more familiar to you as the interstellar visitor that zipped through our solar system at nearly 16 miles per second, discovered in mid-October. It has now been given a less alphanumeric name by the Minor Planet Center: ‘Oumuamua. That Hawai'ian name “reflects the way this object is like a scout or messenger sent from the distant past to reach out to us (ʻou means reach out for, and mua, with the second mua placing emphasis, means first, in advance of)”

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