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Author Topic: Astronomers to Check Mysterious Interstellar Object for Signs of Technology  (Read 1296 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Astronomers around the world chased after the mysterious space rock with their telescopes, collecting as much data as they could as it sped away. Their observations revealed a truly unusual object with puzzling properties. Scientists have long predicted an interstellar visitor would someday coast into our corner of the universe, but not something like this.

“The more I study this object, the more unusual it appears, making me wonder whether it might be an artificially made probe which was sent by an alien civilization,” Avi Loeb, the chair of Harvard’s astronomy department and one of Milner’s advisers on Breakthrough Listen, wrote in the email to Milner.

And so, starting Wednesday at 3 p.m. Eastern Time, the Green Bank Telescope will aim at the first known interstellar object in our solar system. The telescope will observe the asteroid for 10 hours across four bands of radio frequency. The results may be made public within a matter of days.

Full article: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/12/yuri-milner-oumuamua-interstellar-asteroid/547985/


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p.s. I bet the *$&!@ aliens won't even QSL.
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Chris you know for a fact they will.  Al did all the QSL's for Radio Al Fansome. It still hasn't been determined where he comes from or how he got here.

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Squid pro quo, Chris; squid pro quo.

p.s. I bet the *$&!@ aliens won't even QSL.

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Our response will be by way of Slim Whitman.



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