Robert Weryk

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Artist’s impression of the interstellar object 'Oumuamua.[1]

Dr. Robert J. Weryk[2] (born 1981) is a Canadian physicist and astronomer.[3] He currently works at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he discovered the first known interstellar object, 'Oumuamua.[4][5][6] He has also published numerous articles on meteors and other astronomical topics.[7]


  1. ^ "ESO's VLT Sees `Oumuamua Getting a Boost - New results indicate interstellar nomad `Oumuamua is a comet". Retrieved 28 June 2018.
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  3. ^ "Astronomer Robert Weryk discovers the world's first interstellar asteroid". London Morning. 2017-10-31. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  4. ^ Fleur, Nicholas St (2017-10-27). "Astronomers Race to Study a Mystery Object From Outside Our Solar System". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  5. ^ Greicius, Tony (2017-10-26). "Small Asteroid or Comet 'Visits' from Beyond the Solar System". NASA. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  6. ^ "Updated: For the first time, astronomers are tracking a distant visitor streaking through our solar system". Science | AAAS. 2017-10-27. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  7. ^ Meech, Karen J.; Weryk, Robert; Micheli, Marco; Kleyna, Jan T.; Hainaut, Olivier R.; Jedicke, Robert; Wainscoat, Richard J.; Chambers, Kenneth C.; Keane, Jacqueline V. (2017-11-20). "A brief visit from a red and extremely elongated interstellar asteroid". Nature. Bibcode:2017Natur.552..378M. doi:10.1038/nature25020. ISSN 1476-4687.