Is ‘Oumuamua a Comet?


In the fall of 2017, we reported that an interstellar object designated as ‘Oumuamua had entered our solar system to much excitement. It is the first interstellar object to be detected passing through our solar system, and might have come from a double star system according to astronomers.

Now, astronomers have made a new discovery, ‘Oumuamua is accelerating, the object is moving away from the sun at rapid rate of speed.

This discovery was made with the Hubble Space Telescope with the cooperation of ground-based telescopes. Now they feel that ‘Oumuamua is more-than-likely a comet and not an asteroid.

A description of the findings were posted on June 27, 2018, in the peer-reviewed journal, Nature. Visit for more information…


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