Oumuamua, the UFO

In 2017, University of Hawaii astronomer Robert Warrick witnessed a strange sight. Thanks to his telescope, I saw a mysterious object in space that moved at remarkable speed and had properties that would be impossible to associate with other things in the universe. Renamed أوOumuamua It was the first thing seen in our solar system. It does not appear to be a threat to our Earth, but we currently know very little about it.


The mystery of ‘Oumuamua, the thing that wanders in space

In space, the most difficult to explain things can happen, such as Mysterious explosions of things Or receiving strange radio signals, but the state of the UFO called ‘Oumuamua, a Hawaiian word meaning “explorer,” doesn’t have a clear explanation yet. Astronomers observed them for eleven days before they appeared too small and faint to be detected, but very little information was gathered during this time.

Just over ten days Very short observation window To be able to find out the nature of a space object, but we currently only know some information about its size. that it Very small ‘visitor’, so they call it. Its largest sides are between 10 and 100 meters wide, which is practically less than a football field (which, although it may seem, is in fact small in size compared to other visible objects in the universe). What was observed was that the sunlight reflecting off Oumuamua was dimming and then shining continuously, meaning that within a few hours Oumuamua alternated.

Oumuamua appears to be much taller than its width, comparable to a giant cigar or a pie. He traveled very fast and when he was warned he was about to leave the solar system, but the interesting fact is that ‘Oumuamua’s gravity was not related to the sun.

The strangest object in space

The meeting with ‘Oumuamua was too short for him to be able to study thoroughly, but it can be said It is the strangest object ever seen in space. It was red in color, like other things previously seen, but it didn’t act like a comet. Its speed is comparable to that of a star, but not identical because the stars move slightly faster.

Another strange element that astronomers have found is the way an object has slipped out of our solar system. As soon as it gets close to the sun, it appears to be accelerating to move away. Day by day the speed increased, and diverged more and more. Comets accelerate abnormally sometimes, due to the release of gases from the material, but experts report that ‘Oumuamua does not have all the characteristics of a comet. It also appears that it is not part of an asteroid or a planet.

The items at our disposal are too few to determine the nature of Oumuamua, so we are currently limited to archiving this insight. Moreover, it is possible that the “visitor” will never return to visit us in the solar system, and thus remains the strangest object ever seen in space.

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