Peculiarities of Oumuamua

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Sydde, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    I suspect this is being overplayed, but a couple of Harvard astronomers are raising questions about the object that flew through the Solar System from interstellar space.
    … raising the possibility that Oumuamua is an alien spacecraft. As they say in a paper to be published Nov. 12 in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, the object "may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization."

    The researchers aren't claiming outright that aliens sent Oumuamua. But after a careful mathematical analysis of the way the interstellar object sped up as it shot past the sun, they say Oumuamua could be a spacecraft pushed through space by light falling on its surface — or, as they put it in the paper, a "lightsail of artificial origin."

    I think it is a piece that broke of
     
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  3. ilawlin macrumors newbie

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    Sadly scientists have begun to sensationalize their findings. Even if there is a remote mathematical possibility of the seemingly outrageous, they may present it in such a manner as to cause ripples.
     

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