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(Some Guy)   So long, ʻOumuamua. I feel we hardly got to know you   (spaceexplored.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Solar System, Sun, first known interstellar visitor, average speed of a main-belt asteroid, interstellar space, quarter-mile-long object, Harvard's Smithsonian Center, mainstream media  
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1035 clicks; posted to STEM » on 07 Dec 2022 at 5:20 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-07 5:11:12 PM  
Oh god, farking Avi Loeb.  Everything is aliens with that man.  Like shiat dude, calm your tits, not everything is aliens.  Honestly, what's more likely, an oblong piece of space stuff, or farking aliens lost their solar sail.
 
2022-12-07 5:44:30 PM  
The 'Oumuamuans do everything in threes.
 
2022-12-07 5:46:24 PM  
Like the saying goes: house guests, fish, and interstellar objects start to stink after three days.

Quit hoggin' all our vacuum, ya mooch!
 
2022-12-07 5:48:05 PM  
And, suddenly... accelerates again.
That would be good for a laugh.
 
2022-12-07 5:48:35 PM  
Did the author ever heard of spellchecker?
 
2022-12-07 6:06:49 PM  
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2022-12-07 6:26:39 PM  
Still trying to figure out why astronomers named it after what a Hawaiian cow would say.
 
2022-12-07 6:34:21 PM  

Driver: Still trying to figure out why astronomers named it after what a Hawaiian cow would say.


For the luaulz.
 
2022-12-07 6:51:45 PM  
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Had a great view of both Mars and Earth, just saying.
 
2022-12-07 7:16:25 PM  
I was really hoping it would be something that was 'sent', like a pebble thrown at your window to wake you up at 3am.  The atypical shape, the fact that it came in at that trajectory and had the right speed, distance from the Sun and mass to be whipped around the sun and exited pretty much along the orbital plane. But after it passed us, we bounced some kind of radar off it to sense any electromagnetic fields, but it was dead as, well, a rock.  Maybe it was 'thrown' at us.  We'll never know.
 
2022-12-07 7:43:59 PM  
de dooooo, de doo-doo.
 
2022-12-07 8:25:25 PM  
Aloha
 
2022-12-07 8:36:54 PM  
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Thanks, Oumuamua.
 
2022-12-07 9:35:47 PM  
"the object's "excess acceleration," or its unexpected boost in speed separate from the Sun's gravitational influence. This still stumps researchers today."

Sweet, first observation of modified newtonian gravity.

Galaxy rotation curves, here we come!
 
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2022-12-07 11:01:10 PM  
Here's the challenge.  Construct and send a craft, powered by solar sail or something else, that can catch up to Oumuamua.

/200,000 mph, give it a shot!
 
2022-12-08 7:38:59 AM  
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2022-12-08 8:24:50 AM  

Driver: Still trying to figure out why astronomers named it after what a Hawaiian cow would say.


There is already an asteroid named Shazoo.  What else was left to call it?
 
2022-12-08 8:26:47 AM  

Marshmallow Jones: I was really hoping it would be something that was 'sent', like a pebble thrown at your window to wake you up at 3am.  The atypical shape, the fact that it came in at that trajectory and had the right speed, distance from the Sun and mass to be whipped around the sun and exited pretty much along the orbital plane. But after it passed us, we bounced some kind of radar off it to sense any electromagnetic fields, but it was dead as, well, a rock.  Maybe it was 'thrown' at us.  We'll never know.


Don't worry, if it was anything other than a dumb rock, the authorities would have figured it out.  They'll never tell us, but they'll know.

It's fun to think about such things, but it doesn't matter.  It was just a dumb rock.
 
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