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  • Started 4 months ago by Chris DeVito
  • Latest reply from geoffhart1962

  1. Chris DeVito
    Member

    Rama!

    http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/astronomers-spot-first-known-interstellar-comet/

    Or not.

    (Remember: Even though you feel like you're about to ignite, you probably won't.)

    Posted 4 months ago #
  2. geoffhart1962
    Member

    Chris, it's clearly not a comet: my bet is on a generation-ship-based invasion force. Clearly the more logical explanation. Alt astronomy at its finest!

    (And my goodness won't I be embarrassed if that hypothesis proves to be correct. *G*)

    Posted 4 months ago #
  3. Marian
    Member

    I agree, Rama! Bad Astronomy says that of course this is a natural object but it's trajectory is exactly what an alien ship would take. http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/breaking-have-astronomers-discovered-our-first-interstellar-visitor-note-not-aliens

    Posted 3 months ago #
  4. Marian
    Member

    It now has a name http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/news/a28958/first-interstellar-object-gets-a-name/

    Interesting that the name means a scout or a messenger. Hmm, do they know something they're not telling us?

    Posted 3 months ago #
  5. geoffhart1962
    Member

    Yup, it's a generation ship all rightee!

    https://gizmodo.com/the-first-known-interstellar-asteroid-looks-incredibly-1820613194

    Posted 3 months ago #

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