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Interstellar visitor Oumuamua may be a 'dust bunny,' according to experts who say it formed from particles inside an Oort cloud comet and broke off due to hydrodynamic stress Oumuamua, spotted in 2017, is Earth's first interstellar visitor The discovery has raised many questions, primarily focused on its origins  Experts now say it formed similar to that of a dust bunny on Earth It developed inside the nucleus of a comet where particles accumulated  Hydrodynamic stress eventually pushed out the object, sending it into space 

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Published: 21:19 BST, 9 September 2020 | Updated: 21:29 BST, 9 September 2020

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The interstellar visitor Oumuamua has baffled scientists for nearly three years, but one group of researchers suggest it is just a cosmic 'dust bunny.'

A team from the University of Olso in Norway believes the object developed from particles and gases surrounding the nucleus of an Oort cloud comet.

Massive amounts of dust particles may have accumulated in the center of the comet that eventually broke off due to hydrodynamic stress, allowing the 'cigar-shaped' to make its great escape into interstellar space. 

Unlike dust bunnies on Earth that roll around in circles, Oumuamua is using solar radiation to travel on an outbound path.

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The interstellar visitor Oumuamua has baffled scientists for nearly three years, but one group of researchers suggest it is just a cosmic 'dust bunny.' A team from the University of Olso in Norway believes the object developed from particles and gases surrounding the nucleus of an Oort cloud comet

The interstellar visitor Oumuamua has baffled scientists for nearly three years, but one group of researchers suggest it is just a cosmic 'dust bunny.' A team from the University of Olso in Norway believes the object developed from particles and gases surrounding the nucleus of an Oort cloud comet

Oumuamua, spotted in 2017, is the first visitor from another star system to be observed from Earth - leaving scientists perplexed about its origins ever since.

Some have speculated that it was ripped from a plant and sent hurtling into space after getting too close to its star.

Another theory suggests it is not 'cigar-shaped' but actually more like a disk, as astronomers have only been able to study part of the structure.

Then there are the somewhat wild notions that Oumuamua is an intelligently designed light sail designed by an alien life form.

Now, Dr. Jane Luu and her team are proposing another idea to the list – that Oumuamua formed as a 'fractal' in the coma of an Oort cloud comet, Universe Today reports.

The team describes a cometary fractal as an object forming from dust blown off the nucleus of a comet – similar to how a dust bunny develops.

Even though this may the first time the idea has been proposed when determining the origins of Oumuamua, this concept has been

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