Post by Tukuler al~Takruri on Nov 6, 2018 17:43:41 GMT -5
A new paper by researchers at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics raises the possibility that the elongated dark-red object, which is 10 times as long as it is wide and traveling at speeds of 196,000 mph, might have an "artificial origin."
"'Oumuamua may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization," they wrote in the paper, which has been submitted to the Astrophysical Journal Letters.
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From Ars Technica: Scientists still aren't sure what the oddly cigar-shaped object is, and they were further intrigued when they observed it accelerating away from the Sun. An analysis based upon multiple telescopes aimed at the object late last year found that 'Oumuamua accelerated away from our Sun significantly faster than could be explained by gravity alone. Unfortunately, scientists had no great explanations for why this apparent acceleration occurred.
READER COMMENT Jonathan M. Gitlin Automotive Editor reply about 9 hours ago Ars Staff Reader Fav
I'm not saying it was aliens. I'm just saying that • 10-day closure of the solar observatory in Arizona and the • sudden death of several orbiting space observatories • and a Mars rover, plus • the sudden need to have a space force, on top of all this, mean it's not not aliens.
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Yeah personally mi thinks it's just a big chunk of interesting looking interstellar rock that floated in and out of our space, for a time I thought we could have visitors but all those claims turned out to be duds, the last one was last January, and even if?? naaw any would be aliens searching for signs of intelligent life would just skip us.