Oumuamua, an interstellar object that crashed through our solar system five years ago, is now approaching Pluto . The object is now traveling an average of 2,832,000 miles (4,557,662 kilometers) every 24 hours .
Scientists and astronomers around the world have long believed that Oumuamua, an interstellar object that crashed through our solar system five years ago, was a source of enigma and wonder.The mysterious object made newsworthy mention as a possible alien probe, an artifact from a different galaxy, or even a single boulder, triggering many theories and speculations.According to a recent survey, the mysterious object is now back in the spotlight because it is now approaching Pluto and cruising just past it, traveling an average of 2,832,000 miles (4,557,662 kilometers) every 24 hours.It all began on October 19, 2017, when Robert Weryk, an astronomer at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, discovered an unusual new object using the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS1) in Hawaii.Oumuamuas' speed and trajectory revealed that it originated outside the solar system, making it the first known interstellar object.Although Oumuamua was about 230 meters long, researchers noticed that its width was only about 40 meters, giving it a strange, cigar-like shape, including Harvard University's Avi Loeb.According to a study, it was a speck of a Pluto-like planet from another solar system in March 2021.Scientists speculated that these findings may shed more light on what a new class of planet, an exo-Pluto, is made of. They said that this part of the planet must have reached our solar system in 1995, which we probably overlooked.Over time, it dropped 95 percent of its mass and reached its present size.Nevertheless, the source of the cosmic visitor's origins are still unknown, and with little data to work on.An interstellar comet, 2IBorisov, was the second object discovered in our solar system in 2019.
NEWS 🚨: Unidentified Oumuamua interstellar object is just now leaving the Solar System pic.twitter.com/sT4aE0vRsl— Latest in space (@latestinspace) December 6, 2022