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Um... Ok... SF movies say this is a spacecraft, not an asteroid....
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 21, 2017 08:53AM
Manned visits to it in order to awaken the sleeping alien gods are not planned...

[www.bbc.com]
"Discovered on 19 October, the object's speed and trajectory strongly suggested it originated in a planetary system around another star.
Astronomers have been scrambling to observe the unique space rock, known as 'Oumuamua, before it fades from view.
Their results so far suggest it is at least 10 times longer than it is wide.
That ratio is more extreme than that of any asteroid or comet ever observed in our Solar System."
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Re: Um... Ok... SF movies say this is a spacecraft, not an asteroid....
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 21, 2017 09:00AM
Time to form the "Union Aerospace Corporation?"





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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/2017 09:01AM by Filliam H. Muffman.
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Re: Um... Ok... SF movies say this is a spacecraft, not an asteroid....
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 21, 2017 09:11AM
For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky.
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Re: Um... Ok... SF movies say this is a spacecraft, not an asteroid....
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 21, 2017 09:25AM
You'll note that having had a look, our extra-solar friends are trying to get far away from this place at 27 miles a second. (98,000 mph)
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Re: Um... Ok... SF movies say this is a spacecraft, not an asteroid....
Posted by: nwyaker
Date: November 21, 2017 10:13AM
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Steve G.
You'll note that having had a look, our extra-solar friends are trying to get far away from this place at 27 miles a second. (98,000 mph)

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Re: Um... Ok... SF movies say this is a spacecraft, not an asteroid....
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 21, 2017 10:24AM
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Steve G.
You'll note that having had a look, our extra-solar friends are trying to get far away from this place at 27 miles a second. (98,000 mph)

“Moving at 95,000 kilometres per hour (59,030 mph), Oumuamua was at first thought to have travelled from the bright star Vega, 25 light years away in the northern constellation of Lyra.”

[news.sky.com]
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Re: Um... Ok... SF movies say this is a spacecraft, not an asteroid....
Posted by: digby
Date: November 21, 2017 10:27AM
Let's send Bruce Willis and Will Smith to investigate...
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Re: Um... Ok... SF movies say this is a spacecraft, not an asteroid....
Posted by: davester
Date: November 21, 2017 11:02AM
Duh!




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Re: Um... Ok... SF movies say this is a spacecraft, not an asteroid....
Posted by: MikeF
Date: November 21, 2017 11:23AM
Scientists just didn't notice when the little ball thing came out to talk to the whales...
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Re: Um... Ok... SF movies say this is a spacecraft, not an asteroid....
Posted by: DP
Date: November 21, 2017 11:59AM
“Moving at 95,000 kilometres per hour (59,030 mph), Oumuamua was at first thought to have travelled from the bright star Vega, 25 light years away in the northern constellation of Lyra.”

Man, they had a long, long trip... I screw up math big time. But, I get about 290,078 years to get here from Vega at 59,030 mph. Or am I way off?





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Re: Um... Ok... SF movies say this is a spacecraft, not an asteroid....
Posted by: billb
Date: November 21, 2017 12:07PM
well, yeah but I'm not so sure about the math



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Re: Um... Ok... SF movies say this is a spacecraft, not an asteroid....
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 21, 2017 12:07PM
"Discovered on October 19, the object is several hundred feet across and is currently speeding away from us at more than 98,000 miles an hour. At that speed, the space rock is moving fast enough to outrun the sun’s gravitational tug—implying that it was never part of our solar system to begin with."
source:-[news.nationalgeographic.com]
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Re: Um... Ok... SF movies say this is a spacecraft, not an asteroid....
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 21, 2017 01:03PM
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Steve G.
"Discovered on October 19, the object is several hundred feet across and is currently speeding away from us at more than 98,000 miles an hour. At that speed, the space rock is moving fast enough to outrun the sun’s gravitational tug—implying that it was never part of our solar system to begin with."
source:-[news.nationalgeographic.com]

Maybe Nat Geo erroneously used miles instead of kilometers.

"As it approached the sun, it picked up speed (the sun pulled it inward). At its closest point to the sun (almost a quarter of our distance from the sun, on 2017 Sep 9), it was moving at 87.71 km/s relative to the sun. After that, it started climbing its way away from the sun and began to lose the speed it gained while "falling in"."

"One hundred years ago, the object was 561±0.6 AU (84 billion km) from the Sun and traveling at 26 km/s with respect to the Sun. The object continued to speed up until it went through perihelion, where it peaked at 87.7 km/s. By the discovery date it had slowed down to 46 km/s and will continue to slow down until it reaches a speed of 26 km/s relative to the Sun. This interstellar speed is within ~5 km/s of other stars within the Sun's stellar neighborhood, which also indicates an interstellar origin."

[projectpluto.com]
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Re: Um... Ok... SF movies say this is a spacecraft, not an asteroid....
Posted by: pdq
Date: November 21, 2017 02:37PM
Wouldn't that be wild, if after all of our efforts and wondering, evidence of life on other planets came to us in the form of a huge derelict alien-UPS truck that went missing?

Edit: Probably had the fuel line of its infinite probability drive freeze up. It's a known problem with that model.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/2017 02:43PM by pdq.
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Re: Um... Ok... SF movies say this is a spacecraft, not an asteroid....
Posted by: mikebw
Date: November 21, 2017 03:11PM
Rama?
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Re: Um... Ok... SF movies say this is a spacecraft, not an asteroid....
Posted by: m.paris
Date: November 21, 2017 05:44PM
Watch out for two more of these. :-/
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