The Feasibility and Benefits of In Situ Exploration of ‘Oumuamua-like Objects

@article{Seligman2018TheFA,
  title={The Feasibility and Benefits of In Situ Exploration of ‘Oumuamua-like Objects},
  author={Darryl Z. Seligman and Gregory Laughlin},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2018},
  volume={155},
  pages={217}
}
A rapid accumulation of observations and interpretation have followed in the wake of 1I `Oumuamua's passage through the inner Solar System. We briefly outline the consequences that this first detection of an interstellar asteroid implies for the planet-forming process, and we assess the near-term prospects for detecting and observing (both remotely and in situ) future Solar System visitors of this type. Drawing on detailed heat-transfer calculations that take both `Oumuamua's unusual shape and… 

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