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Could a spacecraft ‘catch up’ to interstellar visitor ‘Oumuamua in just 26 years?

Could we send a spacecraft to the giant, cigar-shaped interstellar interloper ‘Oumuamua? Should we?

In 2017, astronomers detected a space rock from another solar system whizzing through our cosmic neighborhood for the first time ever. The rock, called ‘Oumuamua, passed us by and sailed through our solar system leaving behind questions that remain to this day. Is ‘Oumuamua an alien ship? Just a weird comet or asteroid? Two years later in 2019, astronomers spotted another interstellar visitor, Comet 2I/Borisov, passing through the solar system. However, this comet was more similar to objects in our solar system, so ‘Oumuamua has remained a mystery

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