Animation of `Oumuamua passing through the Solar System

This animation shows the path of the interstellar object `Oumuamua through the Solar System. Unlike all other asteroids and comets observed before, this body is not bound by gravity to the Sun. It has come from interstellar space and will return there after its brief encounter with our Solar System. Its hyperbolic orbit is highly inclined and it does not appear to have come close to any other Solar System body on its way in.

Credit:

ESO, M. Kornmesser, L. Calcada. Music: Mylonite - MRP (Mylonite Recordz Production)

About the Video

Id:heic1813d
Release date:27 June 2018, 19:00
Related releases:heic1813
Duration:01 m 19 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:'Oumuamua
Type:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Comet
Category:Solar System

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