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Scientists Determine 'Oumuamua Isn't Made From Molecular Hydrogen Ice After All

17 Aug 2020, 15:04 UTC
Scientists Determine 'Oumuamua Isn't Made From Molecular Hydrogen Ice After All The international Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA artwork by J. Pollard

The debate over the origins and molecular structure of 'Oumuamua continued today with an announcement in The Astrophysical Journal Letters that despite earlier promising claims, the interstellar object is not made of molecular hydrogen ice after all.

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