«Oumuamua» ¶ Science non fiction Film

A film by Alejandro Mos Riera

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Astronomers have discovered a passing rock from another star – the first interstellar asteroid.

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The first known interstellar object to visit our solar system, 1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua, was discovered Oct. 19, 2017 by the University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS1 telescope, funded by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Observations (NEOO) Program, which finds and tracks asteroids and comets in Earth’s neighborhood. While originally classified as a comet, observations revealed no signs of cometary activity after it slingshotted past the Sun on Sept. 9, 2017 at a blistering speed of 196,000 miles per hour (87.3 kilometers per second). It was briefly classified as an asteroid until new measurements found it was accelerating slightly, a sign it behaves more like a comet.

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Alejandro Mos Riera is a Spanish polymath. Poet, writer, journalist, painter, photographer, musician and filmmaker. http://about.me/mosriera http://riera.info

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