Is 'Oumuamua an Interstellar Asteroid or Comet?

  • Released Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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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