The unexpected arrival of an interstellar visitor... what was this strange object?
In 2017, astronomers were startled to find a peculiar object in the solar system. A combination of this object's incredible speed and ridiculous inclination revealed that it did not belong to us. Instead, this object was a visitor from some distant, unknown solar system altogether. Astronomers eventually named it 'Oumuamua, which is a Hawaiian word that roughly translates to "the scout." But what was this mysterious extraterrestrial body?