Science Daily explained: "The object approached our solar system from nearly directly "above" the ecliptic, the approximate plane in space where the planets and most asteroids orbit the Sun, so it did not have any close encounters with the eight major planets during its plunge toward the Sun". An asteroid? A UFO piloted by little green aliens?
It would be the first "interstellar object" to be observed and confirmed by astronomers.
By looking more closely at the route, the NASA team worked out more: that it had come from the direction of the constellation Lyra.
Sure enough, there it was the previous night-an asteroid or comet that he believes came from outside our solar system.
He said that while everything so far indicated the object was from outside the solar system, more data would be needed to confirm it.
Not much is known about the object other than its size - less than a quarter mile in diameter - and that it appears to have originated from outside our solar system, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratorysaid in a news release Thursday, Oct. 26. The sun's gravity caused the object to make a steep turn, and it passed safely under the Earth's orbit on October 14 at about 15 million miles, which is roughly 60 times the distance between Earth and the moon. Rob Weryk, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA), was first to identify the moving object and submit it to the Minor Planet Center. Astronomers are soon working to direct the telescope to the whole world and to be in outer space on the object. They would be able to give any information about the object only after collecting and analyzing sufficient data. (NASA has prepared this nice visualization of the object's path.) On 9 September, it made its closest approach to the sun, with gravity then tugging it on a route "under" the solar system.
NASA scientist Davide Farnocchia said the object has the most extreme orbit he's ever seen.
Based on its freakish trajectory, astronomers believe C/2017 U1 may be the first comet ever seen that came from interstellar space and through our solar system. It is now looping back above the planetary plane and, traveling at 44 kilometers per second, is shooting toward the constellation Pegasus.
The Minor Planet Center (MPC), which makes all observations on small bodies in our solar system and objects passing through, named the newly discovered object as A/2017 U1. Said MPC Director Matt Holman, "This kind of discovery demonstrates the great scientific value of continual wide-field surveys of the sky, coupled with intensive follow-up observations, to find things we wouldn't otherwise know are there".
David Meade, the numerologists who make doomsday predictions based on Biblical quotes, had earlier predicted the start of the world's end on October 15, when mythical planet Nibiru, or Planet X supposedly came close to the earth. They also tend to come from two zones: the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune, or the Oort Cloud closer to the edge of the solar system.
Tangerang police chief Hary Kurniawan says the death toll could rise further as numerous dozens of injured have extensive burns. Witnesses reported hearing blasts erupt from the site. "I saw people including women were jumping from above".
The briefing, which was classified, was presented by four senior US intelligence chiefs, including then-FBI Director James Comey. The firm's founder, Glenn Simpson, had previously given a 10-hour interview to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The opioid epidemic killed 64,000 Americans in 2016, prompting Trump to call it the "worst drug crisis in our nation's history". The president's directive will allow federal agencies to hire more public health workers.
For now, you can use it for Amazon product deliveries as well as services from its Home Services division. But you can also grant permanent/one-time/recurring access to friends and family, through the app or SMS.
Both victims, Grambling State student Earl Andrews, and his friend Monquiarious Caldwell, were from Farmerville, Louisiana. Grambling State, in northern Louisiana , has an enrollment of about 5,200 students .
At the same time, the ICC match referee also saw the pitch and said that it is absolutely flawless for an worldwide match. But before we have our urgent meeting, in the capacity of the MCA President, I have taken Mr.
The rescue team said: "A Russian helicopter with eight people on board have gone down in the Sea 2-3 km from Barentsburg". Rescue Service spokesman Tore Hongset told VG that two rescue boats and a helicopter were sent to the scene.
The Cavaliers trailed as much as 37 points in the game and Wade, a former NBA Finals MVP, scored just five points on 2/8 shooting. LeBron James made a rare start at point guard and scored 34 points with 13 assists as the Cavs improved to 3-1.
Walker's father, Paul Walker III , also settled a separate lawsuit against the German automobile manufacturer. In related news, years after Paul's death, his " Fast and Furious " co-star continues to remember him.
Your US passport isn't as powerful as you think it is
This also happens to be the first time an Asian country has dominated the passport index (Germany was #1 in the last ranking). Mr May adds that Singapore's rise is a "testament" of its "inclusive diplomatic relations and effective foreign policy".
Several players up for Gold Glove Awards
Cain is attempting to become the first Royals center fielder to win a Rawlings Gold Glove since Willie Wilson in 1980. Betts (pictured) was the 2016 American League victor in right field, where he once again was a standout this season.
Microsoft cloud annualized run rate passes $20 billion
Surface revenue by itself was up 12% from a year ago, which is good news for Microsoft following a dip in the previous quarter . As for Windows, revenue from companies putting Pro versions of the operating system on devices was up by 4 percent.
Sherri Papini abduction: 911 audio, sketches released
Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said the attacker was "a very sick person" who meant to "humiliate" and "wear down" Ms Papini. Sherri Papini later described her captors as two Hispanic women who attempted to hide their identities by covering their faces.
Senate Throws Out CFPB Rule Allowing Consumers To Sue
Prior to the rule, the CFPB said companies could "sidestep the court system" by "forcing consumers to give up or go it alone". On the flip side, allowing the rule to stand likely would have caused an explosion of class-action lawsuits.