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Creating the first interstellar interloper

The interstellar object ‘Oumuamua passed through the Solar System in 2017 and exhibited a puzzling combination of physical features. New work tells the story of this visitor.

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Fig. 1: Tidal disruption and subsequent fragmentation of asteroids passing close to a star.

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Veras, D. Creating the first interstellar interloper. Nat Astron (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-020-1064-9

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