On Distinguishing Interstellar Objects Like `Oumuamua From Products of Solar System Scattering

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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017

Jason T. Wright
(Submitted on 17 Dec 2017)

Schneider (2018) explored the possibility that 'Oumuamua is a Solar System object, and concluded that if it is, it must have been scattered by "another, yet unknown planet." I provide an extremely conservative upper limit on post-scattering velocities in the Solar System to show that 'Oumuamua is moving far to quickly to be the result of any hypothetical single scattering event between any bound Solar System objects within 21 au (a distance within which our understanding of objects capable of scattering 'Oumuamua is presumably complete).

Comments:    This version has reference added not in original
Subjects:    Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Journal reference:    Research Notes of the AAS 1, 38 (2018)
Cite as:    arXiv:1712.06044 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1712.06044v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
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From: Jason Wright 
[v1] Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:41:46 GMT (48kb)

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