Thursday, November 23, 2017

Astronomers Discover First Interstellar Object (+ First Interstellar Asteroid Wows Scientists)

Astronomers recently discovered a bizarre-looking object in our solar system that's unlike anything they've ever seen before. It's so peculiar that astronomers think it's not even from our solar system. They've dubbed this mysterious interstellar asteroid "Oumuamua." Following is a transcript of the video.

This asteroid is not from around here. Turns out, it came from another star system. This is the first time humanity has observed an interstellar object.

Tech Insider

First Interstellar Asteroid Wows Scientists

Scientists were surprised and delighted to detect --for the first time--  an interstellar asteroid passing through our solar system. Additional observations brought more surprises: the object is cigar-shaped with a somewhat reddish hue.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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