reply to post by britelite1971
If comet Ison were an alien mother-ship it would have already diverted course and head towards earth rather than it's orbit around the sun. It's due
to make it's closest pass to the sun rather soon, unless of course it is using some unknown tech using the suns gravity as a propulsion system. If
this would be the case, I would expect the alien mother ship to make it's journey to earth in winter, as this is the proposed date for best viewing
of the object itself, if it survives it's close pass(700,000km???)[that's too close for comfort as far as the sun is concerned] to the sun.
The mother-ship, using said Sol gravity drive would likely make it's arrival at earth in late December / early January.
I'm not sure which species I would think this to be. The typical saucer is accredited to the greys, where as the triangle tends to be associated with
the reptilian species of human folklore.
I would imagine this species would be more advanced than our own, but very similar in many ways, as solar sail and celestial gravity propulsion is
familiar in many of our own space program ideas, as well as current models.
I could not begin to imagine what this species intention was, but I like to think given the relatively low tech solution to travel, as far as our own
imaginations go they would be a life boat. The last of their species, looking for help, or a new place to settle.
It is entirely possible that this species would be part of a more advanced nation, and given the low tech solution to travel it would make sense to be
used in a life boat type scenario. Conserving valuable energy for food, and water, breathable atmosphere(if they are anything like us), and relying on
gravity or solar energy for transport to a potentially habitable, friendly planet.
Knowing the human race how ever this could be their greatest demise, as we may either react in hostility, or scientific curiosity. Either way, could
be detrimental to the survival of said arriving species.