The scientists had detected an interstellar object recently which passed through the solar system. It is said that perhaps that was an asteroid or a comet, but till now the scientists have not detected more about that interstellar object. Now the astronomers are working on it to find out what type of object that was. It is believed that the object was from another star system. If the scientists can find out detail on that object then this will be the first outer solar system object to be observed and confirmed by the astronomers, NASA stated.
As per the information, the detected unknown interstellar object named as A/2017 U1 and its diameter were evaluated as 400 meters and in moving very fast. Now the astronauts are working to point telescope located around the world and in space at this interstellar object. After getting more data, they will able to detect its origin and compositions of this unknown object. As per the report, the object A/2017 U1 was detected on 19th October by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope of the University of Hawaii on Haleakala during the search for Near-Earth Objects for NASA. It was first identified by Rob Weryk who is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii Institute Of Astronomy (IFA) and submitted the report to the Minor Planet Centre. While searching the Pan-STARRS image archive, Weryk spotted the object that was present in the images, but the moving object processing did not identify that.
The object was from outside the solar system, and its motion can’t be explained using the asteroid normal solar system or comet orbit, Weryk stated. He immediately contacted IFA graduates Marco Micheli, who had detected the same thing in the images that were taken at the European Space Agency’s telescope on Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
A scientist at NASA’s Center for Near-Earth object Studies (CNEOS) at the agency’s Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, Davide Farmocchia said that that was the most extreme orbit ever detected and now it is moving very first, on its way out of the solar system and will never come back. As per the CNEOS’s team, A/2017 U1 came from the direction of the constellation Lyra and moving with a speed of 15.8 miles (25.5 Kilometers) per second. As per the rules, this is the first objects of its type ever detected, and its naming will need to be done by the International Astronomical Union. The temporary name of this object was given by the Minor Planet Center (MPC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.