First-Known Interstellar Object Looks…Pretty Weird

Scientists now have an idea of what the first recorded extra-solar asteroid looked like.

The hunk of rock of that whipped through the solar system in October looks like no other asteroid we’ve seen before, they say, long and thin like a javelin and colored red from millions of years of accumulated radiation exposure. The coloration wasn’t surprising, but the shape was, say astronomers from the European Southern Observatory. Most objects astronomers observe in our solar system are roughly

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