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  • Pan-STARRS-1 discovers interstellar object has entered our Solar System

    Laurel KornfeldOctober 27th, 2017

    An asteroid (or comet) recently discovered in an extreme orbit originated beyond the Solar System in interstellar space, astronomers noted in a recent report. Initially discovered with the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope at the University of Hawaii on October 19, the object is the first such detected by scientists.