The Orbit of ‘Oumuamua

This diagram shows the orbit of the interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua as it passes through the Solar System. Unlike all other asteroids and comets observed before, this body is not bound by gravity to the Sun. It has come from interstellar space and will return there after its brief encounter with our star system. Its hyperbolic orbit is highly inclined and it does not appear to have come close to any other Solar System body on its way in.


ESO/K. Meech et al.

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Data publikacji:20 listopada 2017 17:00
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Nazwa:1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua)
Typ:Milky Way : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid

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