ann1808 — Announcement

Hubblecast 111: Hubble sees `Oumuamua getting a boost

27 June 2018

Astronomers have found that ‘Oumuamua, the first interstellar object discovered in the Solar System, is moving away from the Sun faster than expected. Using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and from ground-based telescopes, a team of researchers concluded that ‘Oumuamua is most likely outgassing — suggesting that this enigmatic interstellar nomad is a peculiar comet rather than an asteroid.

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Screenshot of Hubblecast 111
Screenshot of Hubblecast 111


Hubblecast 111: Hubble sees `Oumuamua getting a boost
Hubblecast 111: Hubble sees `Oumuamua getting a boost