An oblong, black object without komethale, that mysteriously slipped through our solar system, was discovered by astronomers 19. October 2017.
It turned out that it originated from a completely different galaxy than our own, and on the way is the first object that is not coming from the Milky way, but that mankind has seen our own home in the solar system.
Since then, the world has been on the other end, to find out where the giant, cigarlignende the subject came from, and what it consisted of.
A researcher from Harvard was, for example, sure that the dark object was a greeting from another civilization.
Rumcigaren even had the name ’Oumuamua, which in hawaiian means "messenger from far away, there came to us first'.
Now, researchers from Yale University and the University of Chicago in the UNITED states have come up with a proposal for what the visitors from outer space are. And it's probably not aliens ...
- It is a frozen iceberg consisting of molecular hydrogen, says Darryl Seligman, that is the ph.d.-students at Yale University in astrophysics, in a press release from the University of Chicago according to the Science.dk.
He is also the lead author on the study, published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.
What that has mystified astronomers at the object, is that it has not had any komethale, and that it accelerated in a way that not only could be explained with the help of gravity.
On the way, it seemed tingestens momentum through our solar system was inexplicable.
But then got the researchers the idea that ’Oumuamua might be a kind of ice-comet, whose tail is invisible to us.
From the tanks deducerede the researchers to the material, that best could fit, in relation to where the ’Oumuamua was, how fast it moved and how much energy it would receive from the sun during its orbit through the solar system.
- The only kind of ice that can explain the acceleration, is molecular hydrogen, says Seligman in the press release, according to Science.dk
There are only a few places in the galaxy where the sort is to be created – in the dense, giant molecular clouds, where stars are born.
If it is true, will there be corresponding objects in the universe, which scientists can hope to find, in order to learn more about what happens when stars are born.
in Order to verify the theory, researchers must wait until they can observe a similar object drøne through our Solar system.
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