Alien spacecraft speculation after WA telescope captures 'cigar-shaped' object

Discussion in 'Science, Space, & Technology' started by August, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. August

    August Moderator

    Messages:
    3,801
  2. Castle-Yankee54

    Castle-Yankee54 Celestial

    Messages:
    3,040
    I remember the other threads on this....what did the Aussie telescope find?

    It wasn't exactly clear that they found anything new.
     
  3. August

    August Moderator

    Messages:
    3,801
    I think its a rehash. They have dropped it from the Newsfeed.

    "Combining observations from a host of telescopes, scientists have determined that `Oumuamua is most likely a cometary fragment that has lost much of its surface water because it was bombarded by cosmic rays on its long journey through interstellar space."
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2018
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  4. CasualBystander

    CasualBystander Celestial

    Messages:
    1,458
    We know what it really looks like:
    [​IMG]

    It is a vessel whose engines failed.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Castle-Yankee54

    Castle-Yankee54 Celestial

    Messages:
    3,040
    They wanted to get some more high ratings off of it by mentioning "alien space craft".......a cometary fragment isn't as exciting to some people.
     
  6. Zeke

    Zeke Honorable

    Messages:
    305
    Where did you get this info? I doubt they can see what it looks like as depicted here.. or joke?
     
  7. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

    Messages:
    4,623
    It is not known whether it was a comet fragment or not...
     
  8. Castle-Yankee54

    Castle-Yankee54 Celestial

    Messages:
    3,040
    I know.
     
  9. CasualBystander

    CasualBystander Celestial

    Messages:
    1,458
    They don't know what it looks except for the albedo change - which gives them rough dimensions.

    The albedo change isn't even so they assume an irregular shape with a 10 to 1 ratio.

    But the scientists are quoted as saying the shape is "complex".

    So we know that it is about 10:1 length to width and that is about it.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  10. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

    Messages:
    4,623
    Its still possible it was an alien craft, possibly some relic if not a probe...
     
  11. CasualBystander

    CasualBystander Celestial

    Messages:
    1,458
    It could be a giant semi, it could be an asteroid, it could be an alien craft - anything that is 10:1.
     
  12. notdej

    notdej Noble

    Messages:
    504
  13. notdej

    notdej Noble

    Messages:
    504
    what is this photo supposed to be of?
     
  14. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

    Messages:
    4,623
    b0004


    .
     
  15. notdej

    notdej Noble

    Messages:
    504
    do you know?
     
  16. Castle-Yankee54

    Castle-Yankee54 Celestial

    Messages:
    3,040
    No its not......its just what they think is most likely.

    Unless we can get a close up of it or land on it that's the best we'd be able to do.
     
  17. CasualBystander

    CasualBystander Celestial

    Messages:
    1,458
    Nope.

    All "pictures" of it are artists renderings.

    ALL of them.

    [​IMG]

    The originals were all labeled "Artist's Concept".

    All pictures without the label "Artist's Concept" have been cropped and usually resized.


    [​IMG]

    I chased down the image a while back because it has the correct proportions and a complex shape and somebody used it for the Oumuamua story. It is about as likely as any of the others.

    It is a Collector Ship from Mass Effect 2.
     

Share This Page