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Amateur Astronomers May Have Spotted the Second Interstellar Object Ever Found
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Amateur Astronomers May Have Spotted the Second Interstellar Object Ever Found

Published: September 12, 2019  |  1 min read, 145 words
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The astronomy community was buzzing in late 2017 after an object believed to have originated from outside our solar system was spotted speeding around the Sun and back out into interstellar space. Observations of the object sparked a debate among scientists who couldn’t decide whether it was a comet, an asteroid, or something else, but one thing was certain: Oumuamua, as the object was named, was not from our neck of the cosmic woods. Now, in an exciting development that began in amateur astronomy circles, another potential interstellar visitor has been identified, and scientists are... READ MORE
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September 12, 2019
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Brief but well-written and well-sourced piece regarding a fascinating subject. The author does an excellent job of making the facts of the referenced matter easily accessible, particularly to the layman. A worthwhile read especially for those with an inclination toward the scientific.
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September 19, 2019
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Brief, well written and well sourced article that appeals to non-experts in the astronomy field. The article does a good job of providing a generic context around the happening and links enough direct sources and tweets (containing other relevant sources) that enable interested readers to carry on reading.
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September 12, 2019
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This article provides facts, sources some twitter posts (though they link to more scholarly things), and shows the hypothetical orbit.
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September 13, 2019
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This is a great story to follow and I'm glad it's being covered. I appreciate the author's lack of speculation and refusal to turn this story into a clickbait headline. Although there's not much reporting around where these objects came from or what they might teach scientists, it's a fun read and overall well written.
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