Oumuamua, Comet From Beyond The Solar System, Changes Trajectory On Its Own

By Robert Bordelon

After the Green Bank Telescope focused on a mysterious object passing through the solar system known as Oumuamua on December 13, 2017, the National Aeronautics and Space Administrator (NASA) aimed the in-orbit Hubble Space Telescope on the strange guest in the solar system. Initially believed to be an asteroid, the object surprised the international team of scientists when it suddenly gained speed and shifted its trajectory, without being influenced by gravity in the solar system.

What is Oumuamua? According to Ron Maddalena, a scientist with Green Bank Telescope, Oumuamua is the first object from outside of the solar system to be examined this close.

Read more in the Friday, June 29, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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