Leadership Honor Scholarship

The Charles Street Times

What is flying across space?

Mysterious Object flies by Earth

Robert Hager, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






In space, on October 14th, 2017, a tiny dot of light was seen going across space. This light was moving really quickly across the sky extremely close to Earth at 24 million kilometers. It is now called the C/2017U1. It is either in extreme orbit or it may be speculated to not be in orbit at all. The International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center, also known as the MPC, says “If further observations confirm the unusual nature of this orbit, this object may be the first clear case of an interstellar comet.”

The telescope that noticed this peculiar light in space was the PanSTARRS. It is not expected to return because of the different orbit and the fast speed. Most of the objects that orbit the sun go on the same common plane. This is including the planets, dwarf planets and even asteroids. This object was very different from anything we have ever soon. Astronomers are trying to figure out what this mysterious object is. They are trying to find out where it came from exactly. It most likely was from the star Vega, which is part of the constellation of Lyra. Some people think this because it came from a plane of 122 degrees.

The object came really close to the sun. It was only 38 million kilometers what sounds like a lot on earth, but is very small when it is space. The sun was not able to consume the object because of the fast moving speed of 26 kilometers per second. The sun’s gravity just threw it in the other direction.

Nobody really knows what this mysterious object is. The not knowing of what is happening in space is making people ask themselves questions like “What else is there in space?” and “Are there living things out in deep space?”.

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • What is flying across space?

    General

    The Dangers of Black Friday

  • What is flying across space?

    General

    Tips for Applying to College

  • What is flying across space?

    General

    5 Tips to KEEP Your Room in Order

  • What is flying across space?

    General

    Recent Oil Spill near Louisiana is Considered Worst Spill Since 2010!

  • What is flying across space?

    General

    JFK Conspiracy Brought to Light by Trump

  • What is flying across space?

    General

    Yes, Global Warming Makes hurricanes worse

  • What is flying across space?

    General

    Mass Shooting in Texas Church

  • What is flying across space?

    General

    Is 1776 Being Experienced in Spain?

  • What is flying across space?

    General

    Thirsty? Stay Away From Deadly Drinks!

  • What is flying across space?

    General

    Is California Going Down in Flames?

Leadership Honor Scholarship
What is flying across space?