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Title: Wow! 1st Interstellar Asteroid Is a Spinning Space Cigar
Post by: Alex on November 22, 2017, 06:38:25 am

(https://img.purch.com/rc/680x250/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5zcGFjZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA3MS85NzQvaTAyL291bXVhbXVhLmpwZz8xNTExMjEwNDU1) (https://www.space.com/38838-interstellar-asteroid-oumuamua-space-cigar.html?utm_source=sdc-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171121-sdc)

When astronomers using the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii spotted a mysterious object dashing through our solar system on Oct. 19, they immediately knew it was something special. ~more (https://www.space.com/38838-interstellar-asteroid-oumuamua-space-cigar.html?utm_source=sdc-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171121-sdc)

(http://u.cubeupload.com/ABoretz/Intersellarobject.jpg)


in my book that's what I would call a "close call" ~A  ::)


Title: Re: Wow! 1st Interstellar Asteroid Is a Spinning Space Cigar
Post by: Alex on December 14, 2017, 08:21:53 pm

Interesting!  Now I see that there's some chatter about this "Space Cigar" possibly being of alien origin.
(anyone ever read Arthur C. Clarke's "Rendezvous With Rama (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendezvous_with_Rama)"?)

Astronomers Want To Know: Does This Interstellar Visitor Have A Message For Us? (https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/12/570167473/astronomers-want-to-know-does-this-interstellar-visitor-have-a-message-for-us)  
"Researchers working on long-distance space transportation have previously suggested that a cigar or needle shape is the most likely architecture for an interstellar spacecraft, since this would minimize friction and damage from interstellar gas and dust... [researchers will] be checking on that hypothesis by scanning the object for possible artificial transmitters through a radio telescope at West Virginia's Green Bank Observatory."

I will continue to update this topic. ~A