Animation of `Oumuamua passing through the Solar System (annotated)

This animation (annotated) 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.


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

About the Video

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

About the Object

Name:1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua)
Type:Milky Way : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid

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