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Tag: Oumuamua

Was ‘Oumuamua’ a light sail probe visiting the Solar System? Dr. Avi Loeb chats.

November 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Was ‘Oumuamua’ a light sail probe visiting the Solar System? Dr. Avi Loeb chats.

Dr. Avi Loeb of Harvard University (as well as the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) does a little video about the background and science behind the oddness of the recent fly-through of the Oumuamua object, and why science suggests it might have been a solar sail probe of some sort on a fly-by.

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Oumuamua’s odd speed-up: NASA has one theory, UFOlogists, another.

June 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Oumuamua’s odd speed-up: NASA has one theory, UFOlogists, another.

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based observatories, an international team of scientists have confirmed Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object to travel through our solar system, received a rather strange boost in speed and shift in trajectory as it passed through the inner solar system last year. “Our high-precision measurements of Oumuamua’s […]

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