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Harvard's astronomy dept chair is more convinced than ever that Oumuamua is alien craft
Facinating article for you to read on this saturday evening

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The head of Harvard's astronomy department says what others are afraid to say about a peculiar object that entered the solar system


The article is way too technical for me to only quote some parts from.

It is the first object to have ever entered our solar system, and its trajectory cannot be explained by any natural forces in space.

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“I don’t care what people say,” asserts Avi Loeb, chairman of Harvard University’s astronomy department and author of one of the most controversial articles in the realm of science last year (and also one of the most popular in the general media). “It doesn’t matter to me,” he continues. “I say what I think, and if the broad public takes an interest in what I say, that’s a welcome result as far as I’m concerned, but an indirect result. Science isn’t like politics: It is not based on popularity polls.”


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Last October, Loeb and his postdoctoral student Shmuel Bialy, also an Israeli, published an article in the scientific outlet “The Astrophysical Journal Letters,” which seriously raised the possibility that an intelligent species of aliens had sent a spaceship to Earth.

The “spaceship” in question is called Oumuamua. For those who don’t keep up with space news, Oumuamua is the first object in history to pass through the solar system and be identified as definitely originating outside of it. The first interstellar guest came to us from the direction of Vega, the brightest star in the Lyra constellation, which is 26 light-years from us. In the 1997 film “Contact,” it’s the star from which the radio signal is sent to Jodie Foster.


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Loeb: “The article I published was written, in part, on the basis of conversations I had with colleagues whom I respect scientifically. Scientists of senior status said themselves that this object was peculiar but were apprehensive about making their thoughts public. I don’t understand that. After all, academic tenure is intended to give scientists the freedom to take risks without having to worry about their jobs. Unfortunately, most scientists achieve tenure – and go on tending to their image. As children we ask ourselves about the world, we allow ourselves to err. Ego doesn’t play a part. We learn about the world with innocence and honesty. As a scientist, you’re supposed to enjoy the privilege of being able to continue your childhood. Not to worry about the ego, but about uncovering the truth. Especially after you get tenure.”









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re: Harvard's astronomy dept chair is more convinced than ever that Oumuamua is alien craft
Well now I realize that I’ve shite an alien craft once or twice...



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re: Harvard's astronomy dept chair is more convinced than ever that Oumuamua is alien craft
He needs more money from the $100 billion Harvard endowment.


(Dont actually know the endowment)


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shite is wild to consider. But I am skeptical that it is an alien craft.


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re: Harvard's astronomy dept chair is more convinced than ever that Oumuamua is alien craft

I'd be interested in reading the full article, but it's behind a paywall/login.

Help a brother out here


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He needs more money from the $100 billion Harvard endowment. (Dont actually know the endowment)


$39 Billion....


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Mind isn’t behind paywall and I am not subscribed to the site


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its trajectory cannot be explained by any natural forces in space.


Well, according to Einstein’s general relativity, gravity isn’t a force; it’s an effect of mass warping spacetime. But it certainly does explain the object’s trajectory. It’s random and subject to the influence of any gravity well it comes close to, such as the sun.


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Well now I realize that I’ve shite an alien craft once or twice..




Some have argued that it was purposefully rendered (by an artist) to look like a turd...
The intent being to further make the story harder to believe...

This has been previously seeded into our consciousness by this:



What if they depicted the object like this:







JPL updated the image to this:




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long axis 10 times longer than its short axis


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The name Tycho Magnetic Anomaly-1 (also known as the TMA-1) refers to the strong magnetic field found somewhere in the lunar Crater Tycho by an American scientific satellite. Astronauts find that this magnetic anomaly is caused by an alien Monolith buried about 15 meters below the surface. In the novel, when the Monolith is excavated and examined, it is found to be a black cuboid whose sides extend in the precise ratio of 1 : 4 : 9 (1² : 2² : 3²). In the novel, Clarke suggests that this sequence or ratio extends past the three known spatial dimensions into much higher dimensions.






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It is the first object to have ever entered our solar system, and its trajectory cannot be explained by any natural forces in space.


Space in it self is mind blowing. I wish I was smart enough to comprehend these things. Very interesting.


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re: Harvard's astronomy dept chair is more convinced than ever that Oumuamua is alien craft
Even the fake new outlets took notice:

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Cigar-shaped interstellar object may have been an alien probe, Harvard paper claims
By Steve George, CNN Updated 2:01 AM ET, Tue November 6, 2018

A mysterious cigar-shaped object spotted tumbling through our solar system last year may have been an alien spacecraft sent to investigate Earth, astronomers from Harvard University have suggested. The object, nicknamed 'Oumuamua, meaning "a messenger that reaches out from the distant past" in Hawaiian, was first discovered in October 2017 by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii. Since its discovery, scientists have been at odds to explain its unusual features and precise origins, with researchers first calling it a comet and then an asteroid, before finally deeming it the first of its kind: a new class of "interstellar objects." Now, a new paper by researchers at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics raises the possibility that the elongated dark-red object, which is 10 times as long as it is wide and traveling at speeds of 196,000 mph, might have an "artificial origin."

"'Oumuamua may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization," they wrote in the paper, which has been submitted to the Astrophysical Journal Letters. Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that 'Oumuamua is a light sail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment," wrote the paper's authors, suggesting that the object could be propelled by solar radiation

In the paper, the pair theorize that the object's high speed and its unusual trajectory could be the result of it no longer being operational. Oumuamua, the first observed interstellar visitor to our solar system "This would account for the various anomalies of 'Oumuamua, such as the unusual geometry inferred from its light-curve, its low thermal emission, suggesting high reflectivity, and its deviation from a Keplerian orbit without any sign of a cometary tail or spin-up torques." 'Oumuamua is the first object ever seen in our solar system that is known to have originated elsewhere. At first, astronomers thought the rapidly moving faint light was a regular comet or an asteroid that had originated in our solar system. Comets, in particular, are known to speed-up due to a process known as "outgassing," in which the sun heats up the surface of the icy comet, releasing melted gas. But 'Oumuamua didn't have a "coma," the atmosphere and dust that surrounds comets as they melt.



Paper:

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1810.11490.pdf

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COULD SOLAR RADIATION PRESSURE EXPLAIN ‘OUMUAMUA’S PECULIAR ACCELERATION? SHMUEL BIALY AND ABRAHAM LOEB
Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden st., Cambridge, MA, 02138 Draft version November 1, 2018

ABSTRACT ‘Oumuamua (1I/2017 U1) is the first object of interstellar origin observed in the Solar System. Recently, Micheli et al. (2018) reported that ‘Oumuamua showed deviations from a Keplerian orbit at a high statistical significance. The observed trajectory is best explained by an excess radial acceleration. Such an acceleration is naturally expected for comets, driven by the evaporating material. However, recent observational and theoretical studies imply that ‘Oumuamua is not an active comet. We explore the possibility that the excess acceleration results from Solar radiation pressure. The required mass-to-area ratio is (m/A) ˜ 0.1 g cm-2 . For a thin sheet this requires a width of 0.3 - 0.9 mm. We find that although extremely thin, such an object would survive an interstellar travel over Galactic distances of 5 kpc, withstanding collisions with gas and dust-grains as well as stresses from rotation and tidal forces. We discuss the possible origins of such an object including the possibility that it might be a lightsail of artificial origin. Our general results apply to any light probes designed for interstellar travel. Subject headings: ISM: individual objects (1I/2017 U1) – minor planets, asteroids: individual (1I/2017 U1) – General: extraterrestrial intelligence – Minor planets, asteroids: gene


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Recently, Micheli et al. (2018) reported the detection of non-gravitational acceleration in the motion of ‘Oumuamua, at a statistical significance of 30s


30 standard deviation units...



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re: Harvard's astronomy dept chair is more convinced than ever that Oumuamua is alien craft
Put

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in front of the url and enjoy


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re: Harvard's astronomy dept chair is more convinced than ever that Oumuamua is alien craft
https://after-on.com/episodes-31-60/040

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Episode 40: Avi Loeb |
Our Interstellar Visitor |
Click to Listen


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After On Podcast #40: Our Interstellar Visitor
As his title indicates, Harvard astronomy department chairman Avi Loeb is an extremely credentialed astronomer. So when he asserted that an object currently passing through our solar system might just be the product of an alien intelligence - eyebrows went up. He made this argument in a scientific paper published on the 12th of this month, in the Astrophysical Journal, which is one of the top research publications in all of astronomy.


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re: Harvard's astronomy dept chair is more convinced than ever that Oumuamua is alien craft
This thing passes by Earth and we don't have an actual photo?


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re: Harvard's astronomy dept chair is more convinced than ever that Oumuamua is alien craft
here is JPLs Gif of it.

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Scientists have concluded that vents on the surface of 'Oumuamua must have emitted jets of gases, giving the object a slight boost in speed, which researchers detected by measuring the position of the object as it passed by Earth in 2017. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech




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re: Harvard's astronomy dept chair is more convinced than ever that Oumuamua is alien craft
Hey Thine: I guess you think Fox News is real? You sound like a dumb Trumpster


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