Peculiarities of Oumuamua

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

  1. Sydde macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2009
    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
  2. Flynnstone macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2003
    Cold beer land
  3. ilawlin macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2018
    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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