Meet Oumuamua: All you need to know about the first interstellar asteroid to enter our Solar System

  • By Nandini Krishnamoorthy

Scientific analysis has revealed that the first object to pass through our solar system from interstellar space is an asteroid with an unusually elongated shape. The asteroid was first spotted on 19 October by NASA researchers using the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii, and named "Oumuamua," which means a "messenger from afar arriving first" in Hawaiian.

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