Ask the Astronomers Live: 'Oumuamua

21 Sep 2021
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

Ask the Astronomers Live: 'Oumuamua

'Oumuamua: Space Rock or Alien Tech?

In 2017 astronomers remarkably detected the first known example of an object originating from OUTSIDE of our solar system as it was briefly passing THROUGH our solar system. Originally designated 1I/2017, it was soon given the name ‘Oumuamua (pronounced oh MOO-uh MOO-uh), which is Hawaiian for “a messenger from afar arriving first,” or more simply, "scout.” 

'Oumuamua received a lot of attention for being our first identified interstellar visitor, but over time speculations grew over whether it was just a space rock... or a piece of alien technology! 

In this edition of Ask the Astronomers Live, our guests will dig into the discovery and study of this amazing object as they help us understand what 'Oumuamua actually is.
 

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Virtual Live Chat via YouTube and Facebook

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Have questions? Please contact Caltech/IPAC.
21 Sep 2021
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
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