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#1 2018-11-06 15:21:09

louis
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It Came From Another Star

Scientists say it could have been a probe from another space-faring civilisation, sent to investigate us....but one that built a craft that can travel at nearly 200,000 MPH.

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/06/heal … rce=twCNNi


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#2 2018-11-06 18:05:00

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Re: It Came From Another Star

Or it could just be an oddly-shaped space rock ejected by a giant explosion.  The interstellar aliens explanation sounds way cooler, though.

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#3 2018-11-06 18:17:40

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Re: It Came From Another Star

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ʻOumuamua

‘Oumuamua, oh my! Was interstellar object actually an alien solar sail? Not so fast

https://www.geekwire.com/tag/oumuamua/

‘Oumuamua is long gone from the inner solar system, but the mystery surrounding the interstellar interloper has been rekindled, thanks to a research paper written by two Harvard astronomers.

https://gizmodo.com/no-oumuamua-is-prob … 1830255239

On ‘Oumuamua’s arrival, scientists found that the object measured 800 meters by 80 meters by 80 meters (approximately a half mile long and 260 feet in diameter) and took a hyperbolic path through the Solar System. In other words, it wasn’t orbiting the Sun—its angle and speed suggested that it was visiting and then leaving.

We will probably never know but if we did fund the vessel to track it we need to get going quickly as we may not be able to catch up.

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#4 2018-11-06 20:10:19

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Re: It Came From Another Star

They took a look and decided to leave.


I like people who criticize angels dancing on a pinhead.  I also like it when angels dance on my pinhead.

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#5 2018-11-06 21:12:23

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Re: It Came From Another Star

True, but I accurately reflected the opinion of the scientists didn't I?

kbd512 wrote:

Or it could just be an oddly-shaped space rock ejected by a giant explosion.  The interstellar aliens explanation sounds way cooler, though.


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#6 2018-11-06 21:13:58

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Re: It Came From Another Star

"Mr Spock, you are being too rational."

Void wrote:

They took a look and decided to leave.


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#7 2018-11-11 17:48:15

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Re: It Came From Another Star

A nice clear view on this from Martian Wolf.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m26hd1aSpy4


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#8 2018-11-11 18:12:31

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Re: It Came From Another Star

Hey, scotty can you give me some more warp drive as we are in hot pursuit of this alien invader...

Face it we were not ready to go and explore where it came from and not even able to do real science on it by landing to work it while we can....

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#9 2018-11-11 20:36:09

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Re: It Came From Another Star

We certainly didn't get a close up view. 

SpaceNut wrote:

Hey, scotty can you give me some more warp drive as we are in hot pursuit of this alien invader...

Face it we were not ready to go and explore where it came from and not even able to do real science on it by landing to work it while we can....


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#10 2018-11-11 21:02:27

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Re: It Came From Another Star

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/small-bodi … /in-depth/

Oumuamua slingshotted past the Sun on Sept. 9, 2017 at a blistering speed of 196,000 miles per hour (87.3 kilometers per second) on its wayback out of the solar system. It will continue to slow down until it reaches a speed of 26.33 km/s relative to the Sun, the same speed it had before its approach to the Solar System. It will take the object roughly 20,000 years to leave the Solar System completely. It’s headed towards the constellation of Pegasus.

Path-of-Oumuamua-630x360.jpg

https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astrono … -oumuamua/

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