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

@article{Fitzsimmons2018SpectroscopyAT,
title={Spectroscopy and thermal modelling of the first interstellar object 1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua},
author={Alan Fitzsimmons and Colin Snodgrass and Benjamin Rozitis and Bin Yang and M. Hyland and Tom Seccull and Michele T. Bannister and Wesley C. Fraser and Robert Jedicke and Pedro Lacerda},
journal={Nature Astronomy},
year={2018},
volume={2},
pages={133-137}
}
• Published 18 December 2017
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• 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…
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