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1991 VG. Alien Artifact

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posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 07:49 AM
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Alien Artifacts In The Solar System?
In late 1991 a strange object approached and passed within celestial spitting distance of the Earth, causing surprise, and some disquiet, among astronomers before vanishing back into the depths of space. The object was catalogued as “1991 VG,” and to this day it remains a mystery.

Spotted on November 6, 1991, by astronomer Jim Scotti, 1991 VG was initially thought to be an NEO—a Near Earth Object, probably an asteroid, of which there are many that periodically pass by too close for comfort and of which the public is blissfully unaware. At the time of discovery, 1991 VG was approximately 2,046,000 miles from Earth and heading inbound rapidly. Scotti, who was tracking with the small Spacewatch telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona, described it as a “fast- moving asteroidal object.”

Continued observation revealed that the object did not appear to be an asteroid, or at least it didn’t behave like one. For instance, it had a tendency to “wink”: to become roughly three times brighter, then dark again, every seven and one-half minutes, behavior akin to that of a rotating artificial satellite. This led to speculation that 1991 VG was perhaps an expended rocket booster drifting through interplanetary space, maybe even an old Saturn V booster from the Apollo moon-launch days of the late 1960s and early ’70s. continues www.anomalies.net


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posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 08:05 AM
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A very interesting article!

Who knows what is out there?
I dont.. NASA dont, many astronomers dont.


S&F



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 08:05 AM
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Perhaps you forgot to mention the source of your post:

Alien Artifacts In The Solar System?
www.anomalies.net...



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 08:35 AM
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Yes thats the correct site, i ran out of space after pasting all that, but thx for pointing it out.



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 08:43 AM
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Nice post ..very interesting. The first I had heard of this.



posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 09:13 AM
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Yup intruiging object, Clifford Stone mentioned it in his interview with the Project Camelot cronies. Wonder if they will ever go take a look at it.



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 06:52 AM
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So how come since 1992 more of this has not been mentioned?
Was it perhaps a probe sent to explore our solar system?
And will it return?



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 07:20 AM
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What is 1991 VG?


For those who don't remember what 1991 VG was, I discovered
this object on 1991 November 6 with the Spacewatch Telescope on Kitt Peak.
It was a magnitude V=20.7 object moving with rates typical of a Near-Earth
Asteroid (NEA), namely 0.695 degrees/day of longitude westward and about
0.25 degrees/day of latitude southward. That's about 0.3 deg/day faster
in longitude than the fastest one would expect a "run-of-the-mill" Main
Belt (MB) asteroid to move, so as soon as I confirmed that object was
real, I knew it was an object of interest - just how interesting came
later! Since it was moving pretty fast, I assumed it must be somewhat
close (we often see NEAs near aphelion in the asteroid belt but they move
at rates closer to, but still significantly different than the MBs), so on
November 7, I planned to get 2 observations of the object, one set early
and another late to make use of the parallax caused by the Earth's
rotation.

Read more here
www.satobs.org...



One prime piece of unreal estate for human exploration, Durda said, is asteroid 1991 VG. It passed about 1.2 lunar distances of Earth in December of 1991. The orbit of this tiny world is very Earth-like.

Outbound and return trek times involving asteroid 1991 VG would each be in the neighborhood of 15 days. Once at the body, a crew could study the space rock for 30 days. The entire mission would take about two months, "well within our experience base when you consider the stay times that we become accustomed to for International Space Station (ISS) expeditions," Durda said.

Read more here
www.space.com...

The Fermi paradox and 1991 VG



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 07:23 AM
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It's just an asteroid.

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posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 07:27 AM
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Great read, thx for that.
hopefully soon we may know the answer



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 10:01 AM
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We do. It was a rock.


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posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 11:38 AM
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It's a shame nasa doesn't have you working for them


you could solve all the mysteries puzzling scientist in 30 seconds.

A rock heading towards earth, then changes course, to align itself with earths orbit for a while before moving off.
Wow that's some rock



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 11:54 AM
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Originally posted by orby1976
It's a shame nasa doesn't have you working for them


you could solve all the mysteries puzzling scientist in 30 seconds.

A rock heading towards earth, then changes course, to align itself with earths orbit for a while before moving off.
Wow that's some rock

orby1976, you started a VERY interesting thread:
Please, check the links that i've provided and ignore the oneliners

I haven't time enough right now


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posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 11:56 AM
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Thx my friend i think i will



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 12:27 PM
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Reading about this instantly made me think about the monolith. Perhaps it could indeed be some kind of probe. What if they land their own version of the mars rover here on earth?



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 12:34 PM
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Really interesting thread orby. Star and flag from me.



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 12:34 PM
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You never know, they might have already.
Or if not, it's only a matter of time

And thankyou very much jeepgal


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posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 12:46 PM
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Funny how it seems very similar to Arthur C. Clark's "Rendevouz with Rama".

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 12:56 PM
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Yes i must agree it does sound similar

How much science fiction will become true in years to come though


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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 06:12 AM
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Look at the microchip, where did that come from, 50 years ago, to have a computer as powerful as mine would have took up most of my house



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