Vanguard News Network
VNN Media
VNN Digital Library
VNN Reader Mail
VNN Broadcasts

Old November 21st, 2017 #1
alex revision
Senior Member
 
alex revision's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 13,659
alex revision
Default Meet 前umuamua, the Interstellar Cigar

Meet 前umuamua, the Interstellar Cigar


In Arthur C. Clarke's 1973 science-fiction novel Rendezvous with Rama, Earthlings discover and then investigate an interstellar "asteroid" that turns out to be a huge alien spaceship shaped like a long cylinder.

Life, it seems, sometimes imitates art.

In the days after the discovery of 前umuamua, the first (real) interstellar object ever known to pass through our solar system, astronomers worldwide went on the astronomical equivalent of "Red Alert" and pointed their biggest guns at the unexpected interloper. "We dropped everything," explains Laura Ferrarese, who coordinated observations by the Gemini South observatory in Chile.

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astro...stellar-cigar/
 
Old November 21st, 2017 #2
Mike in Denver
Enkidu
 
Mike in Denver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Under the Panopticon.
Posts: 4,079
Mike in Denver
Default

Just to add some info about the image...

"Artist's concept of interstellar asteroid 1I/2017 U1 ('Oumuamua)"

What you see here is a drawing (computer generated by the artist, likely,) not a photo. I'm not suggesting that this asteroid is not interesting, but the drawing looks a bit too much like an ancient spaceship (at least SF version of.)

The article linked to above was honest and my quote was a copy from the site. Many other sites, however, are not adding the artist's concept notice.

To be sure, I wish it were so...an ancient spaceship using our solar system as a means of direction change and acceleration. How much fun would that be?

Mike
__________________
You have to remember I live in Denver and some things are perfectly legal here that aren't where you live.
 
Old November 21st, 2017 #3
Ray Allan
Senior Member
 
Ray Allan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Prison Planet Destructon Quadrant 6
Posts: 6,407
Ray Allan
Default

Hard to pronounce that name, 'Oumuamua.' I'll just stick with its original designation, A/2017 U1. Maybe they should have called it 'Rama' as in Clarke's novel. What about 'Yonada' after the asteroid/spaceship in the Star Trek episode 'For The World Is Hollow and I Have Touched The Sky?'

Perhaps someday we can catch up to it with a space probe and see what the heck it really is.
__________________
"Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy."

--Henry A. Kissinger, jewish politician and advisor
 
Old December 4th, 2017 #4
Ray Allan
Senior Member
 
Ray Allan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Prison Planet Destructon Quadrant 6
Posts: 6,407
Ray Allan
Default

Quote:
Perhaps someday we can catch up to it with a space probe and see what the heck it really is.
They are already talking about it.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...llar-asteroid/
__________________
"Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy."

--Henry A. Kissinger, jewish politician and advisor
 
Old December 14th, 2017 #5
Ray Allan
Senior Member
 
Ray Allan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Prison Planet Destructon Quadrant 6
Posts: 6,407
Ray Allan
Default Is Oumuamua Artificial?

__________________
"Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy."

--Henry A. Kissinger, jewish politician and advisor
 
Old December 21st, 2017 #6
Donncha Dennis
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 155
Donncha Dennis
Default

It turned out to be just another floating rock.
 
Old December 23rd, 2017 #7
Olaf Menes
Senior Member
 
Olaf Menes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 759
Olaf Menes
Default

These "Scientists" actually think aliens who have mastered interstellar space travel, would actually allow primitive earthlings to see them approach?


I don't know about you, but any aliens smart enough to traverse space.....we are not going to see them coming. Like any advanced intelligence, you send in undetectable probes to ascertain any possible threats and unknowns. Just like humans are now doing in the solar system.
 
Old December 23rd, 2017 #8
Karl Lueger
Senior Member
 
Karl Lueger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Beograd
Posts: 3,163
Karl Lueger
Default

that was in one of them Start Trek movies about time travel and whales..
__________________
"To survive a war, you gotta become war."

Rambo, John J.
 
Old December 23rd, 2017 #9
Ray Allan
Senior Member
 
Ray Allan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Prison Planet Destructon Quadrant 6
Posts: 6,407
Ray Allan
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Olaf Menes View Post
These "Scientists" actually think aliens who have mastered interstellar space travel, would actually allow primitive earthlings to see them approach?


I don't know about you, but any aliens smart enough to traverse space.....we are not going to see them coming. Like any advanced intelligence, you send in undetectable probes to ascertain any possible threats and unknowns. Just like humans are now doing in the solar system.
Probably true, aliens would have something like a Bracewell Probe or the so-called "Black Knight" satellite.

In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, they were in a captured Klingon ship using a cloaking device to remain invisible to 20th century technology and go save the humpback whales.
__________________
"Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy."

--Henry A. Kissinger, jewish politician and advisor
 
Old December 24th, 2017 #10
Olaf Menes
Senior Member
 
Olaf Menes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 759
Olaf Menes
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray Allan View Post
Probably true, aliens would have something like a Bracewell Probe or the so-called "Black Knight" satellite.

In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, they were in a captured Klingon ship using a cloaking device to remain invisible to 20th century technology and go save the humpback whales.
I see several possible outcomes. One is that Aliens of that level of intellectual capability would either...

1.See us as the most intelligent race on the planet, and proceed to migrate us to terra formed worlds to advance human evolution unhindered, and terra form earth into a blank page.

2. Are simply space slavers, and want to enslave the dumbest useful creatures possible for off world slave labor, and eradicate us for being smart.

3. See all humans as useless because of the degradation and usury of its planetary money hoarders.

4.Exterminate everything and take earth for their own.

5. Laugh at us for being so primitive, and don't even stop by for a cheeseburger while doing a flyby.
 
Reply

Share


Thread
Display Modes


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:11 AM.
Page generated in 0.09742 seconds.