1I/2017 U1 (`Oumuamua)

Small pieces of rock, with a big influence (just ask the dinosaurs).
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Christopher K.
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1I/2017 U1 (`Oumuamua)

Post by Christopher K. » December 27th, 2017, 1:42 pm

It has occurred--the first-observed interstellar asteroid has visited the Solar System! Discovered in October, it was believed to be a comet at first...until high-powered observations revealed it to be a discrete point of light.

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/planetarydefense/faq/interstellar
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronom ... nd-silent/

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