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Interstellar Visitor Found to Be Unlike a Comet or an Asteroid

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Like a hit-and-run driver who races from the scene of a crash, the interstellar guest known as 'Oumuamua has bolted out of the solar system, leaving confusion in its wake. Early measurements seemed to indicate that it was an asteroid ?" a dry rock much like those found orbiting between Mars and Jupiter. Then by this past summer, astronomers largely came around to the conclusion that it was instead a comet ?" an icy body knocked out of the distant reaches of a far-off planetary system.

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