Meet 'Oumuamua, the Interstellar Cigar

Posted by  $  nickursis 6 months, 3 weeks ago to Science
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Interesting, Rendezvous with Rama was one of the first books I read as a kid by Arthur C Carke.
SOURCE URL: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/meet-oumuamua-the-interstellar-cigar/


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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 6 months, 3 weeks ago
    It came from Lyra like the aliens' messsge in book and movie Contact.
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    • Posted by  $  6 months, 3 weeks ago
      Maybe, but then, why let it zip through and not stop, unless it was a maneuver to slow and return.
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      • Posted by CircuitGuy 6 months, 3 weeks ago
        Something unexplained from Lyra is probably the beginning and the end of the similarity between this story and Contact.

        If it were aliens, before humans appeared on Earth, they sent one-way probes carrying no fuel for braking out to all solar systems likely to have goldilocks planets. They had no idea the probe would arrive just moments after some organisms developed the ability to detect it. Maybe it will send back telemetry that will arrive in 25 years if whatever they evolved into is still around and listening.
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