The natural history of ‘Oumuamua

  title={The natural history of ‘Oumuamua},
  author={Themis Team},
  journal={Nature Astronomy},
  • Themis Team
  • Published 1 July 2019
  • Physics, Geology
  • Nature Astronomy
The discovery of the first interstellar object (ISO) passing through the Solar System, 1I/2017 U1 5 (‘Oumuamua), provoked intense and continuing interest from the scientific community and the general public. The faintness of ‘Oumuamua, together with the limited time window within which observa- tions were possible, constrained the information available on its dynamics and physical state. Some authors have speculated that some features of this remarkable object point to an artificial nature, but… 

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