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Mystery space object may be first confirmed interstellar visitor

By Reuters
28 October 2017   |   11:30 am
A small asteroid or comet that has been spotted racing through our solar system may have come from elsewhere in the galaxy, U.S. space scientists say, possibly marking the first such interstellar visitor observed from Earth.

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