Spectroscopy and thermal modelling of the first interstellar object 1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua

  title={Spectroscopy and thermal modelling of the first interstellar object 1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua},
  author={A. Fitzsimmons and C. Snodgrass and B. Rozitis and B. Yang and M'eabh Hyland and T. Seccull and M. Bannister and W. Fraser and R. Jedicke and P. Lacerda},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
  • A. Fitzsimmons, C. Snodgrass, +7 authors P. Lacerda
  • Published 2018
  • Physics
  • Nature Astronomy
  • During the formation and evolution of the Solar System, significant numbers of cometary and asteroidal bodies were ejected into interstellar space1,2. It is reasonable to expect that the same happened for planetary systems other than our own. Detection of such interstellar objects would allow us to probe the planetesimal formation processes around other stars, possibly together with the effects of long-term exposure to the interstellar medium. 1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua is the first known… CONTINUE READING

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