A strange asteroid is everywhere in the news these days. It is 400 Meters long and 40 meters wide and has a reddish color. It is called Oumuamua. It is exciting as it is an interstellar object. It was expelled from an other solar system and has been traveling for millions or even billions or years. NASA, the guardian or Dailymail Slate: "Are intelligent extraterrestrials trying to communicate with or study us? Some scientists think that's a possibility-and that it's happening right now. Starting at 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, researchers with the Breakthrough Listen initiative began pointing a powerful radio telescope toward a mysterious object visiting the solar system, hopeful they could detect signs that the interstellar interloper is actually of alien origin. The object in question is Oumuamua, an asteroid from another star system currently zipping past Jupiter at about 196,000 miles per hour, too fast to be trapped by the sun's gravitational pull. First discovered in mid-October by astronomers at the Pan-STARRS project at the University of Hawaii, the 800-meter-long, 80-meter-wide, cigar-shaped rock is, technically speaking, weird as hell-and that's precisely why some scientists think it's not a natural object. If you've spent time learning about UFOs, then you might already know."



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