ESOcast 138 Light - VLT Discovers First Interstellar Asteroid is like Nothing Seen Before - HD
ESOcast 138 Light - VLT Discovers First Interstellar Asteroid is like Nothing Seen Before - HD
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For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was travelling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object.

Credit/Courtesy: ESO

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Views: 181
Uploaded: 6 months ago
Duration: 01:17
0 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Videos: 935
Subscribers: 51
Description
For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was travelling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object.

Credit/Courtesy: ESO