In a new study which was released on Monday says that a mysterious asteroid was found and it is moving in the wrong direction around the Jupiter. It is said to the first interstellar immigrant who is from beyond the solar system.
This asteroid is known as Oumuamua, and it visits the Solar System this year. It is also called as 2015 BZ509, and it is there for 4.5 billion years. This makes it the first known interstellar asteroid which is orbiting the Sun.
It is still not known the origin of this asteroid but as per Dr. Fathi Namouni who is from the Universite Cote d,’ Azur and one of the study author said, “That’s what we need to figure out next. Because ‘Oumuamua was passing by. It’s not that difficult to go back and pinpoint where it came from,” he told BBC News. “BZ reached the Solar System when it was forming when the planets themselves were not exactly where they are now. So it’s a little more tricky to figure out where it came from.”
This 2-mile wide asteroid is in retrograde, and it is seen that it is turning opposite direction about other planets which is present inside the Solar System. It was discovered by the researchers very recently, and they found it orbiting around the Jupiter’s co-orbital region, and scientists who have studied it stump it.
As per Namouni, “Oumuamua is of interstellar origin, but it is also only a tourist passing by our solar system. BZ is not. It is a bona fide immigrant, and the notion of immigration is a hot topic nowadays all over the world.” The study says that “This result also implies that more extrasolar asteroids are currently present in the Solar system on nearly polar orbits.”