Last month, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawai’i picked up a really unusual object transferring throughout the sky. It was initially believed that the article was a comet however astronomers shortly realized it was one thing solely completely different.

Above picture exhibits an impression of cigar-shaped asteroid Oumuamua – European Southern Observatory / M. Kornmesser and a cigar-shaped UFO on the bottom of the Moon. 

Observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope and others have proven that the article is a rocky cigar-shaped asteroid and it has been confirmed because the first ever interstellar object to enter our solar system.

The object has been dubbed ‘Oumuamua’ by the International Astronomical Union. The title means “a messenger from a far arriving first” within the language of the Central Pacific Island.

According to a European Southern Observatory (ESO) Oumuamua is like nothing seen earlier than. It is pink, made from dense rock or metallic, and is formed roughly like a large cigar measuring up to 400 meters lengthy and round 40 meters large.

Oumuamua varies dramatically in brightness by an element of ten because it spins on its axis each 7.three hours. This unusually giant variation in brightness implies that the article with its advanced, convolute form, is extremely elongated and will properly have been wandering by way of the Milky Way, unattached to any star system, for a whole bunch of thousands and thousands of years earlier than its probability encounter with the Solar System, reviews RT.

It appears to come from the route of the star Vega. However, Vega itself strikes and was not within the space when Oumuamua was final there about 300,000 years in the past.

As shortly confirmed by the astronomers the article is an asteroid which grew to become the first ever interstellar object to enter our solar system; however given the very unusual form of the article it jogs my memory one other enormous cigar-shaped ‘UFO’ object on the bottom of the Moon photographed by the crew of Apollo 15 which is very related to the cigar-shaped ‘Messenger From A Far Arriving First’!

This animation (annotated) exhibits the trail of the interstellar asteroid 1I/2017 (`Oumuamua) by way of the Solar System. Observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope and others have proven that this distinctive object is darkish, reddish in colour and extremely elongated.