Ever since it floats through our cosmic neck of the jungle, the interstellar visitor ‘Oumuamua Intrigue and shocked scientists. Now, a new theory has emerged that a cigar-shaped space rock may actually be dust bunny.
Here on Earth, “dust bunnies” are piles of accumulated dust and debris that are held together by static electricity, which float under furniture, which undergo passage. But, behind a new study, scientists suggest that ‘Oumuamua, the first interstellar object seen here Solar System, (Basically) can be a scale-up dust Bunny.
A study led by Jane Luo, an astronomer at the University of Oslo, Norway, suggests that interstellar space rock could have formed from dust coming out of the comet’s nucleus outside our solar system. This rock, the accumulation of rock and dust from comets, will be pushed through space by solar radiation and will eventually take a short tour of our solar system.
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After scientists discovered ‘Oumuamua’ in 2017, they formulated a theory about what an object could be, how it could be formed and how it was traveling through space so fast. Theories surrounding the object had to take into account the strange, cigar-like shape of Oumuamua and its high speed, at about 57,000 mph (92,000 kmph).
Researchers have proposed that Perhaps the object is solid hydrogen He transforms into a gas, near a star in the form of a rock and moves ‘Oumuamua’. Some scientists suggested that perhaps the object, which appears to be cigar-shaped, was Actually more disc-like in reality. Still others wondered if the rock could be one Alien light cell Created by an intelligent alien species.
In new research, Luu and his team suggested that a large part of the rock may break the comet’s nucleus once and as dust and gas particles flow away from the nucleus, they will attach themselves to the rocky piece, eventually Will build Oumuamua. . As the piece grew larger over time, the gas flowing away from the comet eventually pushed the dusty rock into space.
Scientists suspect that the original comet was a “long-term” comet, which takes a long time to circle its stars and travels far beyond them. The radiation pressure due to the comet’s weak gravity, researchers believe, caused the object to diverge from its original comet into a trajectory space in trajectory, eventually leading it into a brief detour through our solar system.
Luo believes that with sky survey technologies such as the telescope Pan-StarRS1 (Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System), which was first seen at ‘Oumuamua’ in 2017, we are becoming more and more stoestlers like ‘Oumuamua’ Interleaders will start watching. According to a statement. Pan-stars 1 telescope In Hawaii, perched high on the summit of Maui’s Halkela volcano, is a space-rock hunting powerhouse that can see extremely misty objects such as ‘Oumuamua’.
It is important to observe new interstellar passengers, as the fast pace of ‘Oumuamua’ means that scientists were only able to observe it in our solar system for a few weeks. By placing new objects in place, scientists could also see if they were formed the way Luu’s team proposed in the new research on ‘Omuahua’.
It was work Published on 4 September In The Astrophysical Journal Letters.
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