Technically, we've got our very first alien visitor. On October 18, 2017, astronomers spotted the first interstellar object to pass through our solar system. Say hello to A/2017 U1, an outer space traveler taking a shortcut through our neighborhood. But as of November 14, 2017, you can call it by its new name, Oumuamua. The name means "a messenger from afar arriving first" in Hawaiian, an homage to the home of the telescope that first spotted it. Stay for a while, won't you?
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Written by Joanie Faletto November 4, 2017
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