That weird ‘alien probe’ asteroid might not be an asteroid after all


When astronomers first spotted the odd, cigar-shaped object later determined to be the asteroid Oumuamua a couple of months back, initial observations suggested it was a comet. Upon getting a better look at the object, and realizing it lacked the iconic comet "tail," the scientists decided it must actually be an asteroid.

Now, after studying their data even more closely, it seems that at least some scientists are now second guessing their second guess, and that Oumuamua might actually be a comet after all.

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