Gap Fill - Space Objects - Level 5


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Astronomers from a called Breakthrough Listen believe that aliens could be listening to on Earth. Breakthrough Listen searches for of alien life beyond Earth. The scientists are excited about a , mysterious space that has just passed Earth. The object is an 800-meter-, 80-meter-wide, cigar-shaped rock. Scientists believe the has too many straight lines on it for it to come from . This suggests it could have been made by extra-terrestrial . The scientists called the rock Oumuamua, which means 'messenger' in the Hawaiian .

The astronomers spotted Oumuamua as it travelled at great through our solar system. It passed Earth at about 85 times the to the Moon. This is very near, relative to how big the is. Oumuamua is the first object spotted in our system that appears to come from another . Its high speed of 300,000 kph suggests it is outside the gravitational of the Sun. It is travelling on its own . The scientists said it was unlikely that Oumuamua was that aliens exist. The huge rock and its journey is a unique event that could offer new .

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