interstellar objects

Alien Artifacts Could Be Hidden Across the Solar System. Here’s how we Could Search for Them.

Do aliens exist? Almost certainly. The universe is vast and ancient, and our corner of it is not particularly special.…

2 weeks ago

Impacts From Interstellar Objects Should Leave Very Distinct Craters

In a recent study submitted to Earth and Planetary Astrophysics, a team of researchers from Yale University investigated how to…

2 months ago

An Interstellar Meteor Struck the Earth in 2014, and now Scientists Want to Search for it at the Bottom of the Ocean

Back in 2014, an object crashed into the ocean just off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Data collected at…

2 months ago

Nancy Grace Roman Will be Launching on a Falcon Heavy Rocket

NASA has announced that SpaceX will be launching the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope in 2026!

2 months ago

If Launched by 2028, a Spacecraft Could Catch up With Oumuamua in 26 Years

A new study by the Institute of Interstellar Studies (i4is) shows that with the right maneuver, a spacecraft could catch…

8 months ago

Rogue Planets Could be Habitable

The search for potentially habitable planets is focused on exoplanets—planets orbiting other stars—for good reason. The only planet we know…

12 months ago

Vera Rubin Observatory Should Find 5 Interstellar Objects a Year, Many of Which we Could Chase Down With Spacecraft

According to new research, the Vera C. Rubin Observatory will detect 5 `Oumuamua-like objects a year, creating many opportunities for…

12 months ago

What Happens to Interstellar Objects Captured by the Solar System?

Now that we know that interstellar objects (ISOs) visit our Solar System, scientists are keen to understand them better. How…

12 months ago

Galactic Panspermia. How far Could Life Spread Naturally in a Galaxy Like the Milky Way?

Can life spread throughout a galaxy like the Milky Way without technological intervention? That question is largely unanswered. A new…

1 year ago

Cosmic Rays Erode Away All But the Largest Interstellar Objects

So far we know of only two interstellar objects (ISO) to visit our Solar System. They are 'Oumuamua and 2I/Borisov.…

1 year ago