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Scientists are such meanies sometimes.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:23 pm

Scientists push back against Harvard 'alien spacecraft' theory
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A scientific paper led by two researchers at Harvard University made a splash this week by claiming that a cigar-shaped rock zooming through our solar system may have been sent by aliens.

The researchers noted in a pre-print of the article that it was an "exotic scenario," but that "Oumuamua may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization."

Oumuamua, the first interstellar object known to enter our solar system, accelerated faster away from the Sun than expected, hence the notion that some kind of artificial sail that runs on sunlight -- known as a light sail -- may have helped push it through space.

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Re: Scientists are such meanies sometimes.

Post by sparks » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:31 am

Occam's razor.

It's just a rock, and the 'acceleration' was nothing but bad math.
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Re: Scientists are such meanies sometimes.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:03 am

sparks wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:31 am
Occam's razor.

It's just a rock, and the 'acceleration' was nothing but bad meth.
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FTFY :)
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Re: Scientists are such meanies sometimes.

Post by sparks » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:05 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:03 am
sparks wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:31 am
Occam's razor.

It's just a rock, and the 'acceleration' was nothing but bad meth.
Emphasis added.

FTFY :)
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Re: Scientists are such meanies sometimes.

Post by Witness » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:12 am

Update:
Harvard prof doesn't back down from claims that alien spacecraft may be zipping past Jupiter orbit

A distinguished Harvard University professor is not backing down from his claims that a piece of extraterrestrial spacecraft technology may be flying past the orbit of Jupiter at this moment.

Avi Loeb, one of the top astronomy professors in the world, boasting of decades of Ivy League professorships and hundreds of publicized works in respected astronomy publications, is remaining defiant that the space object – dubbed as “Oumuamua” – first noticed by Hawaiian astronomers in 2017 could be from another civilization.

“Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that ‘Oumuamua is a lightsail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment,” Loeb and his colleague Shmuel Bialy wrote in Astrophysical Journal Letters in November, according to the Washington Post.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/harvard ... iter-orbit (links at page)

You can also look at:
https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~loeb/
https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.08832

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Re: Scientists are such meanies sometimes.

Post by sparks » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:24 am

"Being well educated is no guarantee against being dead wrong."

--Carl Sagan.
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