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Is This Cigar-Shaped Asteroid Watching Us?

The intent in doubt is ‘Oumuamua, an asteroid from another star complement now zipping past Jupiter during about 196,000 miles per hour, too quick to be trapped by a sun’s gravitational pull. First detected in mid-October by astronomers during a Pan-STARRS plan during a University of Hawaii, a 800-meter-long, 80-meter-wide, cigar-shaped stone is, technically speaking, uncanny as hell—and that’s precisely because some scientists consider it’s not a healthy object.

Article source: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/12/scientists_are_watching_oumuamua_an_asteroid_they_think_could_be_an_alien.html