Cigar-shaped interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua classified as comet

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 18:24 in Astronomy & Space

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The reddish cigar-shaped object called 'Oumuamua spotted last year tumbling through space is a comet, scientists said on Wednesday, solving the mystery over how to classify the first interstellar object found passing through our solar system.

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