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First known interstellar visitor is an “oddball”


11/22/2017 02:51 PM EST

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Gemini Observatory provided key observations in characterizing an object visiting from outside our solar system, ‘Oumuamua. After the object was discovered by Pan-STARRS1 on Haleakala, both Gemini telescopes dropped everything to observe ‘Oumuamua for three nights as it quickly dimmed from view. Credit:¬†Gemini Observatory/AURA/NSF image by Joy Pollard¬†¬†

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