“Interstellar Invader” –‘Where Did It Come From?’ The New Search for Oumuamua’s Home Star System



When Oumuamua, the first known interstellar visitor, raced through our solar system last year, astronomers had a first glimpse of a visitor from another star and immediately wondered: where did it come from? New research by Coryn Bailer-Jones with the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and his colleagues suggests that four stars that could have been ‘Oumuamua’s home. “Of all the studies that have been done on the origin, I think this is the most comprehensive,” Bailer-Jones says.


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