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Bytemarks Cafe: ‘Oumuamua- Asteroid, Comet or Alien Spacecraft?

An artist's illustration of 'Oumuamua, a cigar-shaped interstellar object discovered in October. Now, astronomers want to know if this interloper might harbor life.
European Southern Observatory / M. Kornmesser
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ESO/M. Kornmesser
An artist's illustration of 'Oumuamua, a cigar-shaped interstellar object discovered in October. Now, astronomers want to know if this interloper might harbor life.

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll go out of this world on Dispatches from ‘Oumuamua: New Research on a Mysterious Visitor from Outside Our Solar System. We’ll find out if this rapidly rotating object is an asteroid or comet, or an alien spacecraft sent from a distant civilization.

Burt Lum is the host of Bytemarks Café. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. on HPR-1.
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