Animation showing the expected and measured trajectory of `Oumuamua
This animation shows the path of the interstellar object `Oumuamua through the Solar System. Recent measurements of `Oumuamuas flight path show that it is not moving as the laws of celestial mechanics predict — its course is slightly off.
Researchers assume that venting material from its surface due to solar heating is responsible for this behaviour. As outgassing is a behaviour typical for comets, the team thinks that `Oumuamua’s has to be classified as interstellar comet.
|Útgáfudagur:||Jún 27, 2018, 19:00 CEST|
|Frame rate:||30 fps|
|Nafn:||1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua)|
|Tegund:||Milky Way : Interplanetary Body : Comet|