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The New Astronomical Frontier of Interstellar Objects

  title={The New Astronomical Frontier of Interstellar Objects},
  author={Amir Siraj and Abraham Loeb},
The upcoming commencement of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space of Time (LSST) will greatly enhance the discovery rate of interstellar objects (ISOs). ‘Oumuamua and Borisov were the first two ISOs confirmed in the Solar system, although the first interstellar meteor may have been discovered earlier. We discuss the properties of ‘Oumuamua and Borisov and explore the expected abundance of ISOs as a function of size in the solar neighborhood. We compare the expected abundance… 


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