Animation of `Oumuamua outgassing and rotating

This animation, based on an artist’s impression, shows the first interstellar object `Oumuamua. Hubble found `Oumuamua moving faster than expected. Researchers assume that venting material from its surface due to solar heating is responsible for the observed speed.

The animation also shows the tumbling motion of the object.


ESA/Hubble, NASA, ESO, M. Kornmesser

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Publiceringsdatum:27 juni 2018 19:00
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso1820
Speltid:28 s
Frame rate:30 fps

Om objektet

Namn:1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua)
Typ:Milky Way : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
Kategori:Solar System

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