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#1 2017-10-27 23:16:19

lazlo
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From: the Top Left of the Noosphere
Registered: 2017-05-15
Posts: 31

A/2017 U1 = First Detection of Interstellar Body

I think this is way, way cool.  Humanity has finally detected an object moving through our solar system that we know (with a very high degree of probability) is not of local origins.  A quick quote from the article:

CNEOS wrote:

The CNEOS team plotted the object's current trajectory and even looked into its future. A/2017 U1 came from the direction of the constellation Lyra, cruising through interstellar space at a brisk clip of 15.8 miles (25.5 kilometers) per second.

The object approached our solar system from almost directly "above" the ecliptic, the approximate plane in space where the planets and most asteroids orbit the Sun, so it did not have any close encounters with the eight major planets during its plunge toward the Sun. On Sept. 2, the small body crossed under the ecliptic plane just inside of Mercury's orbit and then made its closest approach to the Sun on Sept. 9. Pulled by the Sun's gravity, the object made a hairpin turn under our solar system, passing under Earth's orbit on Oct. 14 at a distance of about 15 million miles (24 million kilometers) -- about 60 times the distance to the Moon. It has now shot back up above the plane of the planets and, travelling at 27 miles per second (44 kilometers per second) with respect to the Sun, the object is speeding toward the constellation Pegasus.

It's things like this that make up for all of the "Poetterings" in our world.


Here, enjoy a link:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 … 104523.htm




lazlo

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#2 2017-10-28 09:15:49

FOSSuser
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From: Surrey/Hants border UK
Registered: 2016-12-11
Posts: 167

Re: A/2017 U1 = First Detection of Interstellar Body

The Aliens are coming........The truth is out there.......

Wonder if we'll ever actually see anything in our lifetimes though. smile

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#3 2017-10-28 09:58:54

vecna
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Registered: 2017-10-27
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Re: A/2017 U1 = First Detection of Interstellar Body

The universe as we percieve it makes no sense.
We should ( by theory)  be swimming In ET EM signitures, we are not.
the universe seems to be infinate, yet it began at a point singularity.
70% of the universe is made of stuff we can't even detect, and have no idea of its properties other than it exhibits gravity.
Its expanding ever faster for a totally unknown reason.
And then the quantum world suggests the whole shebang is some crap we are in effect creating by understanding it in the way we do.
There is something fishy here, something behind something.

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