Spin Evolution and Cometary Interpretation of the Interstellar Minor Object 1I/2017 ’Oumuamua

@article{Rafikov2018SpinEA,
  title={Spin Evolution and Cometary Interpretation of the Interstellar Minor Object 1I/2017 ’Oumuamua},
  author={Roman R. Rafikov},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2018}
}
  • R. Rafikov
  • Published 17 September 2018
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
Observations of the first interstellar minor object 1I/2017 'Oumuamua did not reveal direct signs of outgassing that would have been natural if it had volatile-rich composition. However, a recent measurement by Micheli et al (2018) of a substantial non-gravitational acceleration affecting the orbit of this object has been interpreted as resulting from its cometary activity, which must be rather vigorous. Here we critically re-assess this interpretation by exploring the implications of measured… Expand

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