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Author Topic: Wow! 1st Interstellar Asteroid Is a Spinning Space Cigar  (Read 316 times)
Alex
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« on: November 22, 2017, 06:38:25 am »




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




in my book that's what I would call a "close call" ~A  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 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"?)

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

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