Remember that cigar-shaped interstellar object that whizzed through our Solar System last year? It was pretty weird, right? Well, new research shows 'Oumuamua is even stranger than we realised.
Tagged With interstellar comets
Around the same time our ancestors left Africa, a dim red dwarf star came to within 0.8 light-years of our Sun, marking the closest known flyby of a star to our Solar System. New research suggests Scholz's Star, as it's known, left traces of this interstellar encounter by perturbing some comets in the outer Oort Cloud.