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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…

4 weeks ago

Interstellar Objects Might Outnumber Solar System Objects in the Oort Cloud

A study of the interstellar bodie 2I/Borisov aruges that the Oort cloud may consist more of alien objects than solar…

2 months ago

A New Plan to Search for Extraterrestrial Artifacts at Earth and Across the Solar System

Professor Avi Loeb has announced a new project that will search for 'Oumuamua-like objects in our Solar System, which could…

3 months ago

A Small Satellite With a Solar Sail Could Catch up With an Interstellar Object

When Oumuamua, the first interstellar object ever observed passing through the Solar System, was discovered in 2017, it exhibited some…

4 months ago

When Stars Get Too Close to Each Other, They Cast Out Interstellar Comets and Asteroids

In October 2017, humanity caught its first-ever glimpse of an interstellar object - a visitor from beyond our solar system…

6 months ago

According to the Math, it’s Highly Unlikely That an Intelligent Civilization is Located at Alpha Centauri

In a new study, a pair of Harvard astrophysicists did the math on whether or not BLC1 is an extraterrestrial…

9 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…

12 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…

1 year ago

There Might Be an Entire Orbit, Filled with Asteroids that Came from Outside the Solar System

Some asteroids orbit the Sun in highly inclined orbits, and they might be aliens to our solar system.

1 year 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…

2 years ago