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Scientists Recognize First Asteroid Intruder From Another Solar System and Stuck in Ours
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
For the first time ever, scientists believe they have identified an asteroid born beyond our solar system that strayed into our neighborhood and got stuck. The newly studied asteroid, called 2015 BZ509, was discovered three years ago and has always caught scientists’ eyes for being a little strange: It orbits the sun in the opposite direction to everything else in the solar system. “Oumuamua is a tourist and BZ is a long-term resident,” co-author Fathi Namouni, an astronomer at the Côte d'Azur Observatory in France, told Newsweek. read more


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