Planets and Moons  Universe  ID: 12988

Is 'Oumuamua an Interstellar Asteroid or Comet?

Observatories including NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope found that the interstellar object named ‘Oumuamua gained an extra boost of speed, which likely comes from comet-like jets of gas.

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Keywords:
SVS >> Asteroid
SVS >> Comet
SVS >> Hubble Space Telescope
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
NASA Science >> Universe
SVS >> Oumuamua
SVS >> Interstellar Asteroid
SVS >> Interstellar Comet
SVS >> Interstellar Object