Discussion in 'UFOs & Sightings' started by nivek, Nov 27, 2017.
Procrastination at its best. A tendency to negatively evaluate outcomes
The obvious thing would be to point the hubble at it wouldnt it?
That would be an interesting thing to do.
"Breakthrough Listen’s observations of Oumuamua begin tomorrow at the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia."
Astronomers Focus Search for Aliens on Interstellar Mystery Object
Can you let us know what happens with that ?
Oh yeah, I'm going to keep watch over the results of the research as its made available....
Hubble aperture is about 2.4m and while that punches far above it's size, for a dark object you need to collect light.
You would want to use the GTC (10.4 m), HEC, the LBT, or the Kecks.
Today scientists led by Stephen Hawking are using high-tech scanners to discover if a huge, cigar-shaped space object currently hurtling through our solar system was sent by an alien civilisation.
Professor Hawking and his colleagues at Breakthrough Listen report: '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 minimise friction and damage from interstellar gas and dust.'
Another oddity is that Oumuamua is flying very 'cleanly', without emitting the usual cloud of space dust that astronomers observe around asteroids.
Oumuamua, the interstellar probe?
Yes that's true I stand corrected CB the object is 98% dark it won't work.
Maybe its got a protective force field around it ?
Well we'll see what Hawking and his group finds.
I added a poll at the top of this thread, cast your vote!...
If it is a derelict it won't have Jack around it.
To this point they have apparently used small telescopes that get a 1 pixel image that varies in brightness a factor of 10 so they say length to width is a factor of 10.
To actually see more they need to use one of the "big guns" because its size to distance ratio is worse than 100,000 light year wide galaxy several billion light years away.
It is too bad we do not have the means to snare it and haul it in for closer study.
Huge object passing Earth 'could be alien spacecraft from another part of galaxy', say scientists
Looks like more and more are thinking the object was a probe...
Astronomer Claims Asteroid is a Von Neumann Probe
The scanning for signs of life inside the interstellar asteroid and possible interstellar spacecraft known as Oumuamua has barely started and already a leading astronomer is claiming that the space rock/space ship is possibly a Von Neumann probe.
Coupling that name with its cigar shape makes this sound like an unpleasant German medical procedure, but this is the same astronomer who declared that the dimming of Tabby’s star was caused by a Dyson sphere being built around it, so it’s time to do what we did back then and find out what the heck a Von Neumann probe really is.
The astronomer is Dr. Jason Wright from Penn State University and the Von Neumman probe theory appeared in his blog in a discussion over the idea that this may be not lone craft but one of thousands:
“Why would there be so many of them? Part of the argument that it is possible to settle the entire Galaxy is that exponential growth is possible, because the only limiting resource is the stars (and the material around them) themselves."
"Exponential growth can be achieved via Von Neumann probes: self-replicating spacecraft that go to a system, make lots more of themselves, and then go to more systems.”
One question that needs to be answered...if it is a derelict alien vessel is...how so that it evaded being smashed by interstellar rocks that it must of occasionally encounter?
It doesn't. But space is mostly empty.
The ISS has been up for decades and to my knowledge has only been hit by human debris which it sometimes changes orbit to avoid.
But if it has been moving through space for any long length of time something big or small will hit it and we know what even a small object can do at like a pebble. We also know that most space rocks are riddled with craters.
Maybe it has adjusted it's flight path occasionally to avoid collision...