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NASA solves mystery of cigar-shaped UFO, believed to carry alien life
FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Sept 27, 2018 | Rhian Deutrom | news.com.au

Posted on 09/29/2018 12:56:41 PM PDT by ETL

Scientists have uncovered the truth about a mysterious space rock called Oumuamua which has been hurtling through Earth’s solar system and was spotted last year.

A group of acclaimed astronomers, including members from NASA, the European Space Agency and the German Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, released a report this week on the origins of the cigar-shaped asteroid which was first observed in October 2017.

The name Oumuamua is Hawaiian for “messenger from afar arriving first” and was named by the site who first spotted it.

According to the report, “a fast moving object on an unbound orbit was discovered close to the Earth” by a high-powered telescope, located in Hawaii.

The report claims Oumuamua is a metallic or rocky object, approximately 400 metres in length and about 40 metres wide.

It has a “comet-like density” and a dark red surface.

“(The red surface suggests) either an organic-rich surface like that of comets and outer solar system asteroids, or a surface containing minerals with nanoscale iron, such as the dark side of Saturn’s moon Iapetus,” the report said.

The report suggested Oumuamua left its home millions of years ago and was likely sent on its lonely journey when it was “ejected during planet formation and migration” and has been linked to four possible star systems.

It was also calculated that Oumuamua moved faster than the existing laws of celestial mechanics.

The report has been accepted into The Astrophysical Journal.

The discovery of Oumuamua sparked international debate when it was first discovered, as scientists struggled to explain what exactly the long, thin asteroid was and why it was flying so close to Earth.

The discovery even prompted suggestions that the rock was actually an alien spaceship or probe, used to explore our solar system.

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Science
KEYWORDS: asteroid; astronomy; comet; nasa; oumuamua; science; xplanets
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3 posted on 09/29/2018 12:57:48 PM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: ETL

You just wait until they see the giant space alien when he kicks back and lights that cigar up!


5 posted on 09/29/2018 1:00:41 PM PDT by LouieFisk
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To: ETL

This is the single least-scientific and most crap-filled report of “Science” I have ever seen.


6 posted on 09/29/2018 1:00:50 PM PDT by Lazamataz (On future maps, I suggest we remove the word "California" and substitute "Open-Air Asylum".)
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To: Lazamataz

You don’t read much about Glowbull Warming I take it.?. :)


7 posted on 09/29/2018 1:03:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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It came here to probe...…
8 posted on 09/29/2018 1:05:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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The best I can tell, they haven’t solved much of anything.


9 posted on 09/29/2018 1:07:37 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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10 posted on 09/29/2018 1:08:08 PM PDT by GraceG ("If I post an AWESOME MEME, STEAL IT! JUST RE-POST IT IN TWO PLACES PLEASE")
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To: ETL
Cigar shaped?
11 posted on 09/29/2018 1:08:31 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: ETL

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12 posted on 09/29/2018 1:10:39 PM PDT by piytar (If it was not for double standards, the Democrats and the left would have NO standards.)
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To: Lazamataz
The object is for real.

Oumuamua

Oumuamua is a mildly active comet, and the first interstellar object detected passing through the Solar System. Formally designated 1I/2017 U1, it was discovered by Robert Weryk using the Pan-STARRS telescope at Haleakala Observatory, Hawaii, on 19 October 2017, 40 days after it passed its closest point to the Sun.

When first seen, it was about 33,000,000 km (21,000,000 mi; 0.22 AU) from Earth (about 85 times as far away as the Moon), and already heading away from the Sun.

Oumuamua is a small object, estimated to be about 230 by 35 by 35 meters (800 ft × 100 ft × 100 ft) in size. It has a dark red color, similar to objects in the outer Solar System.

Oumuamua showed no signs of a comet tail despite its close approach to the Sun, but has since undergone non-gravitational acceleration consistent with comet outgassing.

It has significant elongation and rotation rate, so it is thought to be metal-rich with a relatively high density. Oumuamua is tumbling, rather than smoothly rotating, and is moving so fast relative to the Sun that there is no chance it originated in the Solar System.

It also means that Oumuamua cannot be captured into a solar orbit, so it will eventually leave the Solar System and resume traveling through interstellar space. Oumuamua’s system of origin and the amount of time it has spent traveling amongst the stars are unknown.

In September 2018, astronomers described several possible home star systems from which Oumuamua, that was detected passing through the Solar System in October 2017, may have begun its interstellar journey.[15]

However, the object didn’t pass particularly close to any of the objects, making its origin from any one of them improbable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CA%BBOumuamua

13 posted on 09/29/2018 1:11:10 PM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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15 posted on 09/29/2018 1:14:45 PM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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It was also calculated that Oumuamua moved faster than the existing laws of celestial mechanics.

No. Stupido. No way. The trajectory may not be consistent with a ballistic trajectory, a trajectory affected only by gravity. The NASA/ESA group claim that the deviation of the trajectory from a ballistic trajectory is significantly larger the uncertainty in the trajectory, the Max Planck group disagree. If the first group is right, the most likely explanation for the deviation is outgassing of volatiles heated by the encounter with the sun. No outgassing was observed, however. So one claim is that it deviated because of outgassing of invisible gasses (that should have been visible) the other claims it did not deviate, which is why no gasses were observed.

There is no evidence of life on board, and the argument is whether is was an extrasolar comet (hence outgassing) or asteroid (no outgassing).

16 posted on 09/29/2018 1:15:36 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Schumer delenda est.)
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To: ETL
Rendezvous with Rama

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

17 posted on 09/29/2018 1:16:17 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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That’s right everybody, laugh it up. Just wait until it’s your turn to be abducted by space aliens and be anally probed with UN-lubricated instruments and you’ll be singing a different tune.


18 posted on 09/29/2018 1:16:28 PM PDT by BipolarBob (#meToo Things have gotten so bad that Caitlyn Jenner has memories of Bruce touching her.)
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Who knows, maybe the 'cigar-shaped' object will get flushed down a black hole.

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19 posted on 09/29/2018 1:19:04 PM PDT by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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Oh.....Poor kitty!


20 posted on 09/29/2018 1:19:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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