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(Salon)   The sedate world of astronomy is fighting over whether or not our solar system has been invaded by an alien craft   (salon.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Solar System, Interstellar medium, Planet, Extrasolar planet, Harvard physicistAvi Loeb, Sun, Extraterrestrial life, Solar wind  
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2021-09-16 4:29:55 AM  
8 votes:
Oumuamua....doo doo doo doo doo doo.....

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2021-09-16 5:04:47 AM  
8 votes:

Bootysama: I childishly love how many renderings of this thing just look like someone drew a turd flying in space.


Drax fans.
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2021-09-16 7:35:50 AM  
7 votes:

dittybopper: The Crepes of Wrath: From all of the stories I've read, there's only one person (Avi Loeb) who still clings to the idea that it's aliens.

[looks at article]

Yep, it's Loeb.  It's not the astronomy world that's fighting, it's one crackpot scientist who's trying to sell his crackpot book.

You do of course realize that "Avi Loeb" is an anagram of "EVIL BOA", right?


And "dittybopper" is an anagram for "be potty drip". What's your point?
 
2021-09-16 5:14:01 AM  
5 votes:
It's aliens. They're here. They've been here. And these things:

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are their species' equivalent of our doodling crudely drawn dicks all over everything.
 
2021-09-16 6:43:07 AM  
5 votes:

The Crepes of Wrath: From all of the stories I've read, there's only one person (Avi Loeb) who still clings to the idea that it's aliens.

[looks at article]

Yep, it's Loeb.  It's not the astronomy world that's fighting, it's one crackpot scientist who's trying to sell his crackpot book.


You do of course realize that "Avi Loeb" is an anagram of "EVIL BOA", right?
 
2021-09-16 7:46:24 AM  
5 votes:
FTA: "Pluto-like planets"

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2021-09-16 4:15:39 AM  
4 votes:
Well, if it was, we'll know soon enough.

After all.

The Ramans do everything in threes.
 
2021-09-16 4:58:03 AM  
4 votes:
I childishly love how many renderings of this thing just look like someone drew a turd flying in space.
 
2021-09-16 5:52:51 AM  
3 votes:
It might just be a scout.

I wouldn't worry until the barbarians start sending archers and swordsmen towards our cities.
 
2021-09-16 6:12:36 AM  
3 votes:

Morning Horsefarts: No.  If they were just passing through, they wouldn't get so close to a star and its debris.  If they were going to visit, they would call.  If they were going to observe, we wouldn't see them. If they were going to invade, they would send a few kinetic kill vehicles first.

Next question.


Look at the big brain on the *alien expert* here.
 
2021-09-16 6:29:09 AM  
3 votes:

bostonguy: It might just be a scout.

I wouldn't worry until the barbarians start sending archers and swordsmen towards our cities.


Or musketeers.

https://eyeofmidas.com/scifi/Turtledo​v​e_RoadNotTaken.pdf

But even then, I wouldn't worry too much.
 
2021-09-16 6:46:17 AM  
3 votes:

BafflerMeal: Morning Horsefarts: No.  If they were just passing through, they wouldn't get so close to a star and its debris.  If they were going to visit, they would call.  If they were going to observe, we wouldn't see them. If they were going to invade, they would send a few kinetic kill vehicles first.

Next question.

Look at the big brain on the *alien expert* here.


On the planet Koozbane, they don't have quarter pounders because of the fleebnorp system.  They're called gwanchvep with cheese.
 
2021-09-16 4:32:18 AM  
2 votes:
Published September 15, 2021

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2021-09-16 9:34:14 AM  
2 votes:
Summary of the "argument":

Blackadder: Look, there's no need to panic. Someone in the crew will know how to steer this thing. 
Captain Rum: The crew, milord? 
Blackadder: Yes, the crew. 
Captain Rum: What crew? 
Blackadder: I was under the impression that it was common maritime practice for a ship to have a crew. 
Captain Rum: Opinion is divided on the subject. 
Blackadder: Oh, really?  
Captain Rum: Yes. All the other captains say it is; I say it isn't.
 
2021-09-16 9:26:00 AM  
1 vote:

Felgraf: Well, if it was, we'll know soon enough.

After all.

The Ramans do everything in threes.


Invaded sounds like a human word.

If u mean have alien craft from other star systems traveled to our solar system and earth then ill save u the suspense: yes
 
2021-09-16 9:33:08 AM  
1 vote:
Hmmm...

Where's Betazoid Tal Elbrun when you need him?

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2021-09-16 10:28:48 AM  
1 vote:

Farking Clown Shoes: dittybopper: The Crepes of Wrath: From all of the stories I've read, there's only one person (Avi Loeb) who still clings to the idea that it's aliens.

[looks at article]

Yep, it's Loeb.  It's not the astronomy world that's fighting, it's one crackpot scientist who's trying to sell his crackpot book.

You do of course realize that "Avi Loeb" is an anagram of "EVIL BOA", right?

And "dittybopper" is an anagram for "be potty drip". What's your point?


This is Fark.com.

Are you seriously implying that there needs to be a point?
 
2021-09-16 4:22:38 PM  
1 vote:

The Crepes of Wrath: TheMysteriousStranger: When pulsars were first found, that they might be alien beacons came to mind. But they did not conclude it. Instead they rolled up their sleeves and looked for a mundane explanation. Sure enough, it was quickly realized that they were a previously predicted natural phenomenon.

Yep, the first discovered was jokingly named "LGM-1" for "little green men."  They soon discarded that idea when a second pulsar was found just a few months later.


Well if it was Loeb doing the research, he would have concluded:

There two beacons. After all having only one beacon in your galactic civilization makes little sense. Now the evidence for aliens is even stronger. And stop telling about this thing that that screwball Zwicky predicted a couple decades ago. An object so heavy that protons and electrons merge, come on. It has got to be aliens.

Superficially it makes sense. But have mundane explanations really been exhausted? And have really looked at Fritz's calculations for this neutron star thing. It seems strange, but the calculations seem solid and it would be an entirely natural explanation.

/It is never aliens until it is.
 
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