Mystery over origin of Oumuamua ‘alien spaceship’ that soared past Earth finally solved

SCIENTISTS are unravelling the mystery behind the origins of an interstellar visitor that buzzed past Earth four years ago. According to new research, the cigar-shaped object Oumuamua is likely a hydrogen iceberg that emerged from a cloud of deep space gas. Get all the latest Science newsKeep up-to-date with the top Space & Astronomy storiesAll the latest Archaelogy news from dinosaurs to Ancient artefacts Getty – ContributorThe origins of the cigar-shaped object Oumuamua remain a mystery four years after it shot through the Solar System[/caption] Based on calculations of the interloper’s orbit, they estimate that it is roughly 35million years old. Oumuamua took the world by storm in October 2017 when it was identified as the first known visitor from another star system. A pair of Harvard scientists suggested the long and thin object was a spacecraft, sparking a frantic flurry of scans by astronomers as it flew by. Experts found no signs of alien signals, and eventually concluded that the space guest was a comet or asteroid. PA:Press AssociationOumuamua is believed to be the first interstellar interloper detected in our star system[/caption] Astronomers have spent the years since trying to figure out where exactly the deep space traveller came from. In…

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Mystery over origin of Oumuamua ‘alien spaceship’ that soared past Earth finally solved

Updated: June 2, 2021 — 10:29 am