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Comets and Interstellar Objects Could be Exporting Earth Life Out into the Milky Way

Yesterday

For over a century, proponents of Panspermia have argued that life is distributed throughout our galaxy by comets,…
Naming of New Interstellar Visitor: 2I/Borisov

September 25, 2019

Second interstellar object has been spotted and named just two years after the first. A new object from…
Astronomers have Likely Spotted an Interstellar Comet Heading towards our Solar System – The First Ever Detected

September 17, 2019

In 2017, the interstellar object known as ʻOumuamua – the first ever to pass through the Solar System…
Oumuamua 2.0? It Looks Like There is a New Interstellar Object Passing Through the Solar System

September 13, 2019

In 2017, astronomers and the world were surprised to learn that an interstellar object (named ‘Oumuamua) passed by…
Comet C/2019 Q4 as imaged by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Hawaii's Big Island on Sept. 10, 2019. Credits: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
Newly Discovered Comet Is Likely Interstellar Visitor

September 13, 2019

A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from…
By Continuously Watching the Moon, we Could Detect Interstellar Meteorites

August 29, 2019

When ‘Oumuamua crossed Earth’s orbit on October 19th, 2017, it became the first interstellar object to ever be observed…
‘Oumuamua Interstellar Object Was Not an Alien Spacecraft

July 2, 2019

On October 19, 2017, astronomers discovered the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system. Early reports…
A new theory for ‘Oumuamua: It’s a comet that rocks

March 15, 2019

Astronomers at Yale and Caltech say that ‘Oumuamua, the much-discussed interstellar space rock, is best viewed as a…
There Could be Hundreds of Interstellar Asteroids and Comets in the Solar System Right Now That we Could Study

November 30, 2018

On October 19th, 2017, the first interstellar object – named 1I/2017 U1 (aka. ‘Oumuamua) – to be observed…
NASA Learns More About Interstellar Visitor ‘Oumuamua’

November 15, 2018

In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as ‘Oumuamua – the first…
Astronomers are Tracking the Interstellar Asteroid ‘Oumuamua to its Home System

September 25, 2018

On October 19th, 2017, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System-1 (Pan-STARRS-1) in Hawaii announced the first-ever…
Our Solar System’s First Known Interstellar Object Gets Unexpected Speed Boost

June 28, 2018

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based observatories, an international team of scientists have confirmed ′Oumuamua…
Oumuamua was Just the Beginning. Astronomers Find an Interstellar Asteroid Orbiting Retrograde near Jupiter.

May 24, 2018

On October 19th, 2017, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System-1 (Pan-STARRS-1) telescope in Hawaii announced the…
New Study Shows What Interstellar Visitor ‘Oumuamua Can Teach Us

March 28, 2018

The first interstellar object ever seen in our solar system, named ‘Oumuamua, is giving scientists a fresh perspective…
Oumuamua likely came from a binary star system

March 21, 2018

New research finds that ‘Oumuamua, the rocky object identified as the first confirmed interstellar asteroid, very likely came…
Interstellar Asteroid ‘Oumuamua Had a Violent Past

February 16, 2018

On October 19th, 2017, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System-1 (Pan-STARRS-1) telescope in Hawaii announced the…
The Solar System Probably has Thousands of Captured Interstellar Asteroids

February 8, 2018

On October 19th, 2017, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System-1 (Pan-STARRS-1) in Hawaii announced the first-ever…
Updates on ‘Oumuamua. Maybe it’s a Comet, Actually. Oh, and no Word From Aliens.

December 20, 2017

On October 19th, 2017, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System-1 (Pan-STARRS-1) in Hawaii announced the first-ever…
Breakthrough Listen is Going to Scan ‘Oumuamua, You Know, Just to be Sure it’s Just an Asteroid and Not a Spaceship.

December 12, 2017

On October 19th, 2017, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System-1 (Pan-STARRS-1) in Hawaii announced the first-ever…
First known interstellar visitor is an “oddball”

November 23, 2017

In October astronomers were surprised by a visitor that came racing into our Solar System from interstellar space.…
Solar System’s First Interstellar Visitor Dazzles Scientists

November 22, 2017

Astronomers recently scrambled to observe an intriguing asteroid that zipped through the solar system on a steep trajectory…
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