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Astronomers to check interstellar body for signs of alien technology

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posted on Dec, 12 2017 @ 06:20 PM
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originally posted by: Dr X
As soon as I saw this asteroid I thought it might be a cylinder.

If it starts trying to talk to whales, we're done for unless Captain Kirk can fly back from the future and save us.

Anyway, I say we start bombarding it with lasers from all across the EM band including light and microwaves and see if anybody answers.
edit on 12-12-2017 by Blue Shift because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 12 2017 @ 06:29 PM
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Come on people, am I the ONLY one who immediately thought this?




posted on Dec, 12 2017 @ 06:32 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah
Come on people, am I the ONLY one who immediately thought this?

*cough*



posted on Dec, 12 2017 @ 06:36 PM
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originally posted by: Blue Shift

originally posted by: Nyiah
Come on people, am I the ONLY one who immediately thought this?

*cough*

I wasted a few minutes looking for & watching the clip. You posted while I was watching



posted on Dec, 12 2017 @ 06:38 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah
I wasted a few minutes looking for & watching the clip. You posted while I was watching

OH SURE!



posted on Dec, 12 2017 @ 06:42 PM
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originally posted by: Plotus
In other news, SETI was believed to pick up sounds from outer space that sounded for all the world like "FETCH", Observations from past the object seem to indicate a massively large object moving at breakneck speeds towards this object.


Is the object from the vicinity of Sirius?



posted on Dec, 12 2017 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

Hah you make me laugh .... the 'dog' star

Surely, you can't be Sirius?




posted on Dec, 12 2017 @ 07:03 PM
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A video about the probe to the dwarf planet:

www.youtube.com...

If the probe to Saturn didn't kamikaze into the surface, maybe it had more
useful life. Probably it couldn't be re-purposed.

26000 meters per second forward movement is very fast for
the asteroid which is something like a 1 or 2 million
square feet in volume.


reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
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posted on Dec, 12 2017 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

Actually, I thought of this:




It is most likely some rock, but I am glad they are looking closer.
You would think they would of done all of this when they first discovered it was zooming through our solar system.

It is a strange object and reminds me of a giant sliver or splinter.
Probably a blown off piece of a star or a planet that got caught up in a super nova and blown out into deep space.
No matter what it is, it sure does get the imagination going.



posted on Dec, 12 2017 @ 07:43 PM
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it's not just too too coincidental?....all the peculiars about it..got my attention up

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posted on Dec, 12 2017 @ 08:13 PM
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a reply to: bgerbger


Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

This object could possibly have been traveling through interstellar space for millions of years. It is intriguing if nothing else.

196,000 mph. Just computing an image has to be an ordeal at those speeds. That object is seriously moving.



posted on Dec, 12 2017 @ 08:22 PM
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What if it's just one of those frozen waste spears that come out of airplanes.. Like a giant alien poo spear.
THey'd be laughing their butts off, like watching flies land on poop.



posted on Dec, 13 2017 @ 03:45 AM
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Its a rock.. it’s always bloody rock.. stop fooking around and get back to work.



posted on Dec, 13 2017 @ 04:21 AM
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originally posted by: vlawde

I was wondering about NASA'a announcement as well, thinking it may have something to do with Tom Delonge's supposed upcoming reveal.



Really? Why would NASA even mentioned that fraud?



posted on Dec, 13 2017 @ 04:45 AM
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originally posted by: Subsonic
Rendezvous with Rama?

Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke




Been trying to think of that, thanks !!



posted on Dec, 13 2017 @ 04:48 AM
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originally posted by: Fowlerstoad
a reply to: schuyler

Hah you make me laugh .... the 'dog' star

Surely, you can't be Sirius?



Nice one !!



posted on Dec, 13 2017 @ 04:50 AM
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Don't write it off so fast. I'll advocate for the devil a bit here.
So apparently it is rare to detect asteroids coming from outside our solar system (at such an angle?). Have we even seen an asteroid with 10:1 dimensions before? We have millions of asteroids in our own solar system, and the 10:1 dimensions are almost an insult to nature and physics. The rarity of such a natural object even existing coupled with the rarity of observing an extra-solar asteroid slinging by *very* close to the sun is giving me some serious butterflies in my stomach.
It is an ideal size for an artificial construction the likes of which we can forsee ourselves capable of achieving in the future.
Also, I'm too lazy to look it up but has anyone calculated the range of artificial gravity that would be imparted by the object's spin? Would it produce any useful gravity towards the ends?
Btw, don't be fooled by the artist's representation, there is no photograph of the object. All we know is it's 10x longer in one dimension than the other, it reflects a reddish color (dont know its rock), and it's rotating. Aaaand... it's too fast for us to ever catch it in our lifetime with our current tech. Oh, and it's too small and far to image.
I also thought of Rama when i first read about it.



posted on Dec, 13 2017 @ 04:50 AM
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a reply to: djz3ro

I think they mentioned it to him (he probably has networked some contacts with NASA for a documentary he has worked on).

The announcement itself will have nothing to do with him I presume.

Mindblowing for some, disappointment for others...



posted on Dec, 13 2017 @ 05:41 AM
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Never mind about the gravity. The spin is too slow.



posted on Dec, 13 2017 @ 09:40 AM
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originally posted by: Blue Shift

originally posted by: Dr X
As soon as I saw this asteroid I thought it might be a cylinder.

If it starts trying to talk to whales, we're done for unless Captain Kirk can fly back from the future and save us.

Anyway, I say we start bombarding it with lasers from all across the EM band including light and microwaves and see if anybody answers.


But, what do you do if it reacts to being signaled? They could be carrying cookbooks you know.







 
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