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Oumuamua is Not an Alien Spacecraft

2 Jul 2019, 10:27 UTC
Oumuamua is Not an Alien Spacecraft ESO/M.Kornmesser

On October 19, 2017, astronomers discovered the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system. First spotted by the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System 1 (PanSTARRS1) telescope located at the University of Hawaii’s Haleakala Observatory, the object defied easy description, simultaneously displaying characteristics of both a comet and an asteroid.

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