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an interstellar object may actually be from another solar system


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    A massive cigar-shaped object that they call Oumuamua zipped by Earth in 2017 at 196,000 mph. One Harvard professor speculated that it might have originated from aliens. However, a new study from Arizona State suggests that the object is actually a piece of a planet like Pluto, located in another galaxy. They're saying it was knocked off the surface of said planet about a half a billion years ago. Of course we'll probably never know the truth, but it is fun to think that we have objects entering our solar system from other solar systems.
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    Lots of theories floating around. Not sure if this is the same one and further explanation of the Pluto one or one in and of itself, but SA has an article about it possibly being a nitrogen iceberg.
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    Oumuamua has intrigued me from the moment I saw it. The mystery behind it so so fascinating. I don't understand how they could possibly think that it's from a Pluto like planet being that we only briefly saw it and didn't get to study it whatsoever.
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    TitanPillars Wrote: Oumuamua has intrigued me from the moment I saw it. The mystery behind it so so fascinating. I don't understand how they could possibly think that it's from a Pluto like planet being that we only briefly saw it and didn't get to study it whatsoever.
    Yeah I'd have to agree. Perhaps it's the way that light reflects off of it or something? I know astronomers can pick up a lot just by studying objects through their powerful telescopes.