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    Default Oumuamua questions



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    Default Re: Oumuamua questions

    Thanks for the link nFa!
    A very, very mysterious object, at least to me anyway. After reading an article like this (and others that I have read), it really gets my imagination really going! Lots of guessing going on, but the explanations have to start somewhere.

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    Default Re: Oumuamua questions

    ’Oumuamua (a Hawaiian word meaning “scout”)
    Given this degree of confusion about origin and composition, it might be unwise to completely rule out that the meaning of this object's name is appropriate - aka a fragment of some long lost alien spacecraft. Of course, such a possibility is automatically extremely low.

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    Default Re: Oumuamua questions

    Quote Originally Posted by ThinkerX View Post
    Given this degree of confusion about origin and composition, it might be unwise to completely rule out that the meaning of this object's name is appropriate - aka a fragment of some long lost alien spacecraft. Of course, such a possibility is automatically extremely low.
    It is in fact so low that zero is a good approximation. The article notes that there is a gradation in the comet-asteroid continuum so again it is a much more likely that our artificial linguistic pigeonholes are creating a linguistic problem where no scientific problem exists.
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    Default Re: Oumuamua questions

    I'm telling you guys, its a Shard of Alderan...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    I'm telling you guys, its a Shard of Alderan...
    The argument for the moral necessity of Alderan's destruction is here:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.82b108609947

    Cue up "Don't Cry for Me Oumuamua".
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    Default Re: Oumuamua questions

    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    The argument for the moral necessity of Alderan's destruction is here:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.82b108609947

    Cue up "Don't Cry for Me Oumuamua".
    PS. Just to clarify, I am unpersuaded by this amusing defense of the Empire. True the Empire offers order instead of the chaos of self determination. It also offers the violence of forced assimilation and suppression of colorful local differences. It's fascist and anti free market. So, no. I prefer the messiness of the Republic to the violently enforced conformity of the Empire.
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    Rendezvous with Rama?
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    Quote Originally Posted by helicon64 View Post
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    Only if the chaotic tumbling is interpreted as artificial gravity?
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    Default Re: Oumuamua questions

    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    Only if the chaotic tumbling is interpreted as artificial gravity?
    Or a serious system malfunction that happened hundreds of thousands of years ago...

    ...more 'derelict' than 'spaceship'...

    Intriguing thing to me was the objects velocity...very roughly on a par with some of the more realistic schemes for interstellar drive put forth on the 'other site.'

    ...but this is just idle speculation, not a serious claim...
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