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Mysterious interstellar object conundrum intensifies as NASA reveals it didn't originally see it
FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Nov 17, 2018 | Chris Ciaccia | Fox News

Posted on 11/18/2018 9:24:28 AM PST by ETL

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The mystery of Oumuamua, the first interstellar object ever spotted in our solar system, has taken a new, unexpected twist and it's from someone you might not expect – NASA. ..."

Because of the varying degrees of brightness emanating from Oumuamua's surface, NASA suggests it is "highly elongated and probably less than half a mile (2,600 feet, or 800 meters) in its longest dimension."

The intrigue of what Oumuamua is or isn't has picked up a considerably over the past few weeks, especially as some researchers have theorized that it could be an object from an extraterrestrial civilization.

A study from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics says the object could be "a lightsail of artificial origin" sent from another civilization.

"Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that ‘Oumuamua is a lightsail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment," researchers Shmuel Bialy and Abraham Loeb wrote in a paper.

Weryk called that idea preposterous and just "wild speculation," though he did note that the speed of the object was unusual.

"There's a maximum speed that you can be traveling to be bound gravitationally by the sun," Weryk told Canadian outlet CBC in an interview. "When we first saw this object, it was traveling faster than that, so we know for a fact that it's from outside our solar system. We decided that it was a comet that had a bit of outgassing that wasn't visible from the ground, which is why it didn't appear to be a comet." ..."

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Science
KEYWORDS: abrahamloeb; astronomy; nasa; oumuamua; rendezvouswithrama; robertweryk; science; shmuelbialy; whoisockum; xplanets
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My personal belief is that this "mysterious object" is a piece of interstellar waste material, perhaps from a race of alien giants, destined to eventually get flushed down a black hole/space toilet.

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1 posted on 11/18/2018 9:24:28 AM PST by ETL
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To: ETL

I saw that object back in 1986 when it showed up in Earths orbit looking for some humpback whales.


2 posted on 11/18/2018 9:30:27 AM PST by Proud White Trump Supporter
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To: Proud White Trump Supporter
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3 posted on 11/18/2018 9:33:32 AM PST by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: ETL

More ridiculous speculation typical of 17 year ls.


4 posted on 11/18/2018 9:35:15 AM PST by exPBRrat (.)
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To: ETL
Rendezvous with Rama?
5 posted on 11/18/2018 9:40:06 AM PST by GOPJ (Watch this for our survival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPjzfGChGlE)
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To: ETL

LOL yep a space turd.


6 posted on 11/18/2018 9:49:27 AM PST by Vaduz (women and children to be impacIQ of chimpsted the most.)
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To: ETL

“Berserkers, named after the human berserker warriors of Norse legend, are doomsday weapons left over from an interstellar war between two races of extraterrestrials.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berserker_(Saberhagen)


Rendezvous with Rama
Plot

The “Rama” of the title is an alien starship, initially mistaken for an asteroid categorised as “31/439”. It is detected by astronomers in the year 2131 while it is still outside the orbit of Jupiter. Its speed (100,000 km/h) and the angle of its trajectory clearly indicate it is not on a long orbit around the sun, but comes from interstellar space. The astronomers’ interest is further piqued when they realise the asteroid has an extremely rapid rotation period of 4 minutes and is exceptionally large. It is named Rama after the Hindu god,[6] and an unmanned space probe dubbed Sita is launched from the Mars moon Phobos to intercept and photograph it. The resulting images reveal that Rama is a perfect cylinder, 20 kilometres (12 mi) in diameter and 54 kilometres (34 mi) long, and almost completely featureless, making this humankind’s first encounter with an alien spacecraft.

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

Science fiction is filled with this stuff...


7 posted on 11/18/2018 9:50:36 AM PST by GOPJ (Watch this for our survival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPjzfGChGlE)
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...varying degrees of brightness emanating from Oumuamua's surface...

That would suggest the object has a "shiny side". Experienced vehicle operators know this side should be kept UP...


8 posted on 11/18/2018 9:50:46 AM PST by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: Proud White Trump Supporter

That’s exactly what I think every time I see an article on this.


9 posted on 11/18/2018 9:53:18 AM PST by sipow
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To: Proud White Trump Supporter
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10 posted on 11/18/2018 9:57:26 AM PST by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: Proud White Trump Supporter; sipow
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11 posted on 11/18/2018 9:58:21 AM PST by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: Proud White Trump Supporter; sipow
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12 posted on 11/18/2018 9:59:05 AM PST by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: ETL

https://goo.gl/images/cYsqvf


13 posted on 11/18/2018 9:59:28 AM PST by Deepeasttx
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To: ETL
moronsouterspace
14 posted on 11/18/2018 10:00:27 AM PST by Zeneta
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To: ETL
I've seen this show. It doesn't end well.



15 posted on 11/18/2018 10:01:55 AM PST by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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To: Bratch

Ever see the movie LifeForce?


16 posted on 11/18/2018 10:05:21 AM PST by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: GOPJ

I read the book Rendezvous with Rama and commented here on how I liked it a lot- and a wonderful Freeper sent me the next two books in the series- I wish I had been able to find the messages and thank him/her properly here.

But in case you’re listening - I promise I did ‘pay it forward’ many times over with other books I’ve gifted to people.


17 posted on 11/18/2018 10:07:41 AM PST by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: Deepeasttx

That’s a “mysterious object” FLOATING in a pool!


18 posted on 11/18/2018 10:08:33 AM PST by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: Mr. K

All of us who are ‘readers’ understand - and often gift books to others too... I’m sure that freeper knows...


19 posted on 11/18/2018 10:10:05 AM PST by GOPJ (Watch this for our survival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPjzfGChGlE)
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To: ETL

Whatever it was, it took one hell of the beating in the war!


20 posted on 11/18/2018 10:11:03 AM PST by Redleg Duke (Disarming Liberals...Real Common Sense Gun Control!)
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