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Tracking the interstellar object ‘Oumuamua to its home

25 Sep 2018, 07:00 UTC
Tracking the interstellar object ‘Oumuamua to its home ESO/M. Kornmesser

A team of astronomers led by Coryn Bailer-Jones of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has tracked the interstellar object ‘Oumuamua to several possible home stars. The object was discovered in late 2017 – this was the first time astronomers have been able to observe an astronomical object from another star system visiting our own Solar System.

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