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Old 02 February 2019, 12:40 PM
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Default NASA Astronomer Has a Potential Explanation For Strange Interstellar Object Oumuamua

An interesting possible explanation for much of the weirdness. Still very cool. (I mean, literally. Cold, that is.)
https://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-as...bject-oumuamua
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The study comes from famed astronomer Dr. Zdenek Sekanina of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who suggests that 'Oumuamua is the remnant of an interstellar comet that shattered before making its closest pass to the Sun (perihelion), leaving behind a cigar-shaped rocky fragment.
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