Animation of `Oumuamua passing through the Solar System

This animation shows the path of the interstellar asteroid 1I/2017 (`Oumuamua) through the Solar System. Observations with ESO's Very Large Telescope and others have shown that this unique object is dark, reddish in colour and highly elongated.

Credit:

ESO, M. Kornmesser, L.Calcada. Music: Azul Cobalto

About the Video

Id:eso1737b
Release date:20 November 2017, 17:00
Related releases:eso1737
Duration:01 m 19 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Type:Milky Way : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid

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