The observation is from a 17 millisecond snapshot in time, and researchers aren't sure what happened to the bright flash outside that time frame.
The object will leave our near neighbourhood in March, shooting back into its orbit around the sun.
Ancient micrometeoroids carried stardust, water to asteroid 4 Vesta; could have done same for Earth, say scientists
The stardust in asteroid Vesta holds a unique record of ancient galactic material that was delivered to a celestial body far from Earth.
Mammals had lived in the large shadow of the dinosaurs, never getting bigger than a small dog until the mass extinction.
We might have a second interstellar visitor: astronomers discover unknown object entering our solar system
If it is an interstellar object then scientists will be able to study it till it leaves our solar system in 2021.
The villagers returned after the smoke subsided and pulled the rock out from its four-feet-deep crater.
Researchers have analysed the grain to get more information on the formation of our solar system and Earth.
Scientists are studying whether the object fell from the sky into an engineering college compound in Vellore is a meteorite.