Small object visits from beyond solar system

Small things check outs from beyond planetary system

This small asteroid (or comet) passed under Earth’s orbit on October 14 at about 60 times the moon’s distance. Now it appears to be heading towards interstellar space again. View bigger.|This animation shows the course of A/2017 U1, which is an asteroid — — or possibly a comet — — as it went through our inner solar system in Se …

See all stories on this topic Astronomers Spot First Interstellar Visitor From Outdoors The Solar System

Astronomers may have identified the very first interstellar visitor that might be spotted from Earth, coming from elsewhere in the Milky Way. The celestial body in question, whose precise nature is still being identified, was seen running through the solar system. Scientists discovered the mystery item, described as A/2017 U1 by astronomers, dur …


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