Principium editor John Davies offers a personal view of the continuing mystery of the interstellar object Oumuamua. More than one year since its discovery we still do not know what this object is. Here John summarises analysis so far and suggests that a mission to Oumuamua may be our only way of solving the mystery.
In this article, Dr Phil Sutton, Lecturer in Astrophysics, University of Lincoln, UK, discusses how the Gaia astrometry mission creates our first full “map of the neighbourhood”. This data has immediate supporting value for all astronomical investigation but also has both cosmological and astronautical significance as we begin to contemplate missions to the near stars. […]
Welcome to the members’ section of the website for the Initiative for Interstellar Studies; a section only available to our subscribing members. Here, you will find several database indexes that we are building. One, known as the ‘Interstellar Index’, is in relation to all published articles, books, papers, films and documentaries. We also plan to […]