What If We Caught an Interstellar Visitor?
An unexpected guest has made its way into our Solar System. This is Oumuamua. Looks like a weird rock, right? Well, it’s an interstellar object, an ISO. And it’s tumbling through space in a way that can’t be explained by gravity alone. What the heck is going on out there? Well, these ISOs pass through our Solar System occasionally, but only for a small window of time. They’re basically giant mystery boxes floating around in space, filled with secrets. So, what if we manage to catch this? Where did it come from? And could data collected from a captured ISO change the way we think about our Solar System? And even the Universe?
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