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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:59 am    Post subject: Discarded lightsails Reply with quote

https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2018/10/29/on-oumuamua-thin-films-and-lightsails/
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We do know that if ‘Oumuamua is accelerating because of solar photons, it must represent what the paper calls ‘a new class of thin interstellar material.’ The researchers note the possibility that such material is naturally produced in the interstellar medium, but go on to consider an artificial origin. Could ‘Oumuamua be debris from a technological civilization, a discarded lightsail?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously just a ceiling mirror from a flying saucer that flew out through an open window.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Discarded lightsails Reply with quote

richk449 wrote:
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[...]Could ‘Oumuamua be debris from a technological civilization, a discarded lightsail?

Probably not.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:47 am    Post subject: Harvard scientists spot alien interstellar spacecraft Reply with quote

Not a joke. They basically say that's what it looks like and the only way to explain how it's moving. They say it might be space junk from an alien civilization, but the fact that it came near earth, with all the other places it could have gone instead, means it was probably sent here specifically on purpose.

Here's the paper, hot off the press:
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1810.11490.pdf

if anybody else would like to offer an alternative interpretation of the paper, anybody smarter than me that is, please feel free.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:19 am    Post subject: Re: Harvard scientists spot alien interstellar spacecraft Reply with quote

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if anybody else would like to offer an alternative interpretation of the paper, anybody smarter than me that is, please feel free.


I sent the link to an actual astronomer I know. It's late, so he'll finish reading it tomorrow. I'll fill you in when he lets me know his thoughts.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*Harvard astronomer torpedoes his credibility and reputation with silly alien spaceship hypothesis.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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*Harvard astronomer torpedoes his credibility and reputation with silly alien spaceship hypothesis.
https://imgur.com/gallery/VshJQDy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott Manley weighs in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLJP5l7Yp3A
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Harvard scientists spot alien interstellar spacecraft Reply with quote

Bones McCracker wrote:
Here's the paper, hot off the press.


Hot of the press, a week after I posted it:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1088684.html
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merged.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem with this type of thing is that quite often someone just made a mistake. arxiv.org is basically a scientific blog. You need to be invited but that is it. Quality not guaranteed.

I've seen someone "disprove" general relativity using data on orbital times of Jupiter's moons. The problem was that any error analysis would invalidate the result. I seem to remember that there was more to it as well.

The point is take anything there with a large grain of salt. It could be a mirror of a reputable paper or some pseudoscience's babbling.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:50 am    Post subject: Re: Harvard scientists spot alien interstellar spacecraft Reply with quote

richk449 wrote:
Bones McCracker wrote:
Here's the paper, hot off the press.


Hot of the press, a week after I posted it:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1088684.html

So you're a premature ejaculator. Whaddayagonna do?

I note that the date on the paper, which you undoubtedly never even saw, is after the date of your post.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bones McCracker wrote:
richk449 wrote:
Bones McCracker wrote:
Here's the paper, hot off the press.


Hot of the press, a week after I posted it:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1088684.html

So you're a premature ejaculator. Whaddayagonna do?

I note that the date on the paper, which you undoubtedly never even saw, is after the date of your post.
He came first, no need to be sore over it.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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He came first, no need to be sore over it.


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was gonna say that, but I didn't think he'd swallow it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
Bones McCracker wrote:
if anybody else would like to offer an alternative interpretation of the paper, anybody smarter than me that is, please feel free.


I sent the link to an actual astronomer I know. It's late, so he'll finish reading it tomorrow. I'll fill you in when he lets me know his thoughts.
Since they are still keeping you (and thereby the rest of us) hanging, allow me to table an alternate hypothesis: it is a snowflake.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

desultory wrote:
Muso wrote:
Bones McCracker wrote:
if anybody else would like to offer an alternative interpretation of the paper, anybody smarter than me that is, please feel free.


I sent the link to an actual astronomer I know. It's late, so he'll finish reading it tomorrow. I'll fill you in when he lets me know his thoughts.
Since they are still keeping you (and thereby the rest of us) hanging, allow me to table an alternate hypothesis: it is a snowflake.


He dismissed it as an anomaly. Just didn't seem important enough to post.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obvious government cover-up. We can't handle the truth.
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