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Cigar-shaped asteroid is first interstellar visitor to our solar system

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posted on Nov, 20 2017 @ 06:06 PM
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What's that I hear you say? "Cigar-shaped asteroid?" "first interstellar visitor to our solar system?

At over 400 metres long (1300 ft) and 40 meters wide it sure is strange. But that's what it's touted as.....an asteroid.

Or is it...............?

https://w ww.rt.com/usa/410448-asteroid-hawaii-interstellar-oumuamua/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome




A rocky cigar-shaped asteroid has been confirmed as the first ever interstellar object to enter our solar system – and the space visitor could even provide an insight into the formation of other planetary systems beyond our own. Spotted last month by astronomers using the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii, the rock has been dubbed ‘Oumuamua’ by the International Astronomical Union. The name means “a messenger from afar arriving first” in the language of the Central Pacific island.




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posted on Nov, 20 2017 @ 06:18 PM
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Cool.
Reminds me of one of the ringmakers of saturn.



posted on Nov, 20 2017 @ 06:19 PM
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Sorry, but:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

It is also unlikely that it is the first such "visitor."
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posted on Nov, 20 2017 @ 06:25 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Correct.
But it is the first observed instance.



posted on Nov, 20 2017 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Dayammmm!! I really am losing my grip!

Thanks again.

But c'mon, mine is better, you gotta admit? Surely?




posted on Nov, 20 2017 @ 11:01 PM
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I believe that the shape itself is responsible for it's arrival here.
It gives gravity a problem, so its mother system abandoned it

-Cheers



posted on Nov, 20 2017 @ 11:07 PM
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Gee, that is just a starship, it has been here before. It is heading in to refuel.


We have no way of knowing that this has not happened before, it probably has happened many times in the last two hundred years. Just because we did not detect the full path of an asteroid before does not mean it never happened.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 04:55 AM
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Looks like the Galactica has found Earth at last. Let's hope the Cylons are not following it.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 07:43 AM
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Not the first.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 07:50 AM
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a reply to: CaptainBeno

I'm just happy we have a camera there quick enough to take such a good photo.



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 07:52 AM
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Maybe it is a General Products hull that somehow escaped from the shipyard.

Kudos to Pierson/Niven



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 08:19 AM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

Don't worry, he knows that.

He just likes to contradict people



posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 08:49 AM
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originally posted by: Terminal1
Maybe it is a General Products hull that somehow escaped from the shipyard.

Kudos to Pierson/Niven



Excellent observation, Hindmost.




posted on Nov, 21 2017 @ 01:21 PM
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a reply to: PsychoEmperor

You do know thats an artists impression, not a photo?




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