Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua (image) Queen's University Belfast Share Print E-Mail Caption This is the interstellar object 'Oumuamua (circled) as seen by the 4.2m William Herschel Telescope on La Palma. Background stars and galaxies appear as streaks due to the telescope following 'Oumuamua as it moved across the sky. Credit Credit: A. Fitzsimmons, QUB/Isaac Newton Group, La Palma. Usage Restrictions use credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.