The word means: First messenger from Interstellar Space reaching out to us.
Omuvamuwa is an interstellar object discovered by Robert Verrick on October 19, 2017. Omuvamuwa is a small object that is thought to be about 100 to 1,000 meters long
Omumuwa is unique in that it is not part of our solar system. That is to say, if it were a member of our solar system, it would orbit our sun as other planets, moons, and comets do. But Omuvamuva passed through our solar system in a way that no one expected
Omuvamuva came from the direction of velocity in the constellation Lyra. Lyra Constellation is 960 light years away from our solar system. Therefore, it is certain that Omu is not a part of our solar system.
Its characteristic is that it is about 100 to 1,000 meters long, takes about 7 hours to turn by itself, and travels at a speed of about 80 kilometers per second. Another feature of this is its shape.
The shape of almost every object in our solar system is approximately spherical. But the shape of Omuvamuwa is the shape of a cigarette. With this elongated shape, it can travel at a speed of about 80 kilometers per second. Not only that, but on its journey it rotates on all its axes.
As a result, the eccentricity of Omuvamua is higher than that of all other objects in our solar system. That is, it can penetrate the Sun’s gravitational pull and exit. This is not possible for any other object in our solar system.
We have never seen another object so fast in our solar system. Not only that, but as it got closer to the sun, its speed increased.
There are those who believe that this is part of an alien ship. They believe it is traveling using the technology of “solar sail” (moving fast with sunlight).
Now Omuvamuwa is leaving our solar system. We do not have the technology now to learn more from this. Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 cannot be studied using satellites.