interstellar objects

Earth and the Moon Might Have Captured an Old Upper Stage Rocket

According to NASA, an object detected between the Earth and Moon could actually be the spent stage of a rocket…

2 months ago

Vera Rubin Should be Able to Detect a Couple of Interstellar Objects a Month

A new study by Harvard astrophysicists tells us that once operational, the Vera C. Rubin will be able to spot…

2 months ago

We Have the Technology to Retrieve a Sample From an Interstellar Object Like Oumuamua

A white paper submitted to the 2023 - 2032 Decadal Survey recommends we create spacecraft that could rendezvous and take…

5 months ago

Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov Formed in a Very Cold Environment

Using the ALMA array, astronomers were able to detect the chemical composition of an interstellar object as 2I/Borisov began releasing…

9 months ago

Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov Appears to Have Broken in Half

In 2019, amateur astronomer Gennadiy Borisov discovered a comet, which now bears his name. There's a long history of amateur…

10 months ago

Riding the Wave of a Supernova to Go Interstellar

A new paper by two Harvard professors explores the idea of using supernova as a means of high-speed interstellar travel…

11 months ago

Interstellar Comet Borisov is About to Make its Closest Approach to Earth

A team of astronomers from Yale have taken the clearest picture of the interstellar comet 2I/Borisov to date, showcasing its…

1 year ago

Comets and Interstellar Objects Could be Exporting Earth Life Out into the Milky Way

A new study suggests that comets and asteroids that graze Earth's atmosphere might be responsible for the spread of life…

1 year ago

Astronomers Find Cyanide Gas in Interstellar Object 2I/Borisov, but Don’t Panic Like it’s 1910

An international team of astronomers recently obtained spectra from the interstellar comet 2I/Borisov, which confirmed the presence of cyanide gas.

1 year ago

Could We Intercept Interstellar Comet C/2019 Q4 Borisov?

A recent study by members of i4is shows how we could intercept future interstellar visitors using existing technology.

1 year ago