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originally posted by: moebius
a reply to: gortex
Calling it disk or cigar shaped is misleading.
All those studies can say is that it is either elongated 1:8 ratio or flattened 1:6 ratio. They can not make any statements about the actual shape just the aspect ratios.
I find a flattened object with a 1:6 ratio much less puzzling than a elongated object with a 1:8 ratio. Neither are impossible to have formed naturally though.
Besides those studies are also assuming uniform surface properties, which does not have to be the case: academic.oup.com...
Physicist Avi Loeb thinks there's a 'serious possibility' that 'Oumuamua was an alien spacecraft
"When you are not ready to find exceptional things, you will never discover them." - Avi Loeb (Scientific American 2020)