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 P. Laughlin},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2018},
  volume={155}
}
A rapid accumulation of observations and interpretation has 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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