ann18051 — Announcement

ESOcast 167: VLT 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 ESO’s Very Large Telescope, and from NASA/ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope, 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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ESOcast 167: VLT sees  `Oumuamua getting a boost
ESOcast 167: VLT sees `Oumuamua getting a boost