`Oumuamua

Meet the Comet Interceptor. It’ll Wait Patiently In Space for a Comet, Then Pounce On It

The ESA has announced a new mission to explore a comet. The Comet Interceptor mission will have a spacecraft wait…

5 years ago

Astronomers Think a Meteor Came from Outside the Solar System

When 'Oumuamua was first detected on October 19th, 2017, astronomers were understandably confused about the nature of this strange object.…

5 years ago

Maybe Self-Replicating Robot Probes are Destroying Each Other. That’s Why We Don’t See Them

A new study takes a look at the Fermi Paradox by considering the possibility that alien von Neumann probes could…

5 years ago

Oumuamua Could be the Fragment of a Disintegrated Interstellar Comet

Since it was first detected hurling through our Solar System, the interstellar object known as 'Oumuamua has been a source…

5 years ago

Interstellar Objects like Oumuamua Probably Crash into the Sun Every 30 Years or so and 2 Pass Within the Orbit of Mercury

A new study by a team of Harvard scientists reveals how we could study future interstellar visitors like 'Oumuamua

6 years ago

There Could be Hundreds of Interstellar Asteroids and Comets in the Solar System Right Now That we Could Study

According to a new study, there could be hundreds of identifiable objects in our Solar System like 'Oumuamua, some of…

6 years ago

Could ‘Oumuamua Be an Extraterrestrial Solar Sail?

A new study by researchers from the CfA offers a compelling explanation for 'Oumuamua strange appearance and behavior - could…

6 years ago

Astronomers are Tracking the Interstellar Asteroid ‘Oumuamua to its Home System

An international team of astronomers have used data from the Gaia satellite to backtrack 'Oumuamua to one of four star…

6 years ago

Oumuamua Accelerated Out of the Solar System Like a Comet

Using data from ground-based observatories and the Hubble space telescope, an international team of scientists found evidence that 'Oumuamua is…

6 years ago

Oumuamua was Just the Beginning. Astronomers Find an Interstellar Asteroid Orbiting Retrograde near Jupiter.

A new study by a pair of astronomers has indicated that near Jupiter, there is an interstellar asteroid that has…

6 years ago