Animation of `Oumuamua outgassing and rotating

This animation, based on an artist’s impression, shows the first interstellar object `Oumuamua. Hubble found `Oumuamua moving faster than expected. Researchers assume that venting material from its surface due to solar heating is responsible for the observed speed.

The animation also shows the tumbling motion of the object.


ESA/Hubble, NASA, ESO, M. Kornmesser

About the Video

Release date:27 June 2018, 19:00
Related releases:eso1820
Duration:28 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

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

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