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Offline Pete Dero

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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #795 on: January 04, 2021, 07:56:41 AM »
https://www.foxnews.com/science/first-interstellar-object-alien-technology-harvard-professor-claims

An interesting theory.

Despite pushback from some in the scientific community, one researcher at Harvard University is moving forward with the idea that the first interstellar object ever discovered is actually a piece of alien technology.

Only 4 days and we already have the understatement of the year.

https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2019-07-01/strange-interstellar-object-oumuamua-isnt-aliens-study-says
https://www.space.com/interstellar-oumuamua-not-an-alien-spacecraft.html
https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/294383-scientists-sorry-oumuamua-still-isnt-an-alien-spaceship

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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #796 on: January 04, 2021, 07:59:29 AM »
I'm still going to read his book.
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #797 on: January 04, 2021, 08:22:46 AM »
I'm still going to read his book.

>:D

 

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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #798 on: January 04, 2021, 08:26:55 AM »
https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/oumuamua-comet-fragment/

‘Oumuamua’s strange trajectory can be explained if the object was a comet fragment with the density of air.

https://www.space.com/oumuamua-could-be-cosmic-dust-bunny.html

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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #799 on: January 04, 2021, 08:44:42 AM »
'Cosmic Dust Bunny' - I like it.
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #801 on: January 15, 2021, 02:45:07 PM »
Don't see where this has been mentioned here yet and this story broke about a month ago, anyway...

A signal was detected by SETI researchers and the news
was leaked before they could publish their papers. Commentators
are leaning over backwards to explain that it is almost certainly
a human false positive. However, the research does use filters to eliminate
most false positives and what makes this signal different is that
it has so far, been able to elude being traced to any human activity. So,
although skepticism is in order here, it is an
interesting story nonetheless which is yet to be resolved.


https://www.space.com/proxima-centauri-mystery-radio-beam

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/alien-hunters-discover-mysterious-signal-from-proxima-centauri/

https://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2020/12/final-2020-note-preliminary-thoughts-on.html

https://www.reddit.com/r/BLC1/




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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #805 on: January 23, 2021, 08:45:35 PM »
Are we sure they're really gone?  :hide:
"Take a look at that". Sgt. Wilkerson-- CMBN. His last words after spotting a German tank on the other side of a hedgerow.


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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #807 on: February 14, 2021, 08:37:21 AM »
Mars Perseverance rover to land (hopefully) this Thursday.

https://www.space.com/nasa-mars-valentine-perseverance-rover-landing
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #808 on: February 18, 2021, 08:04:00 AM »
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.   Thomas Jefferson

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.   George Orwell

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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #809 on: February 18, 2021, 10:09:18 AM »
Thanks for the Heads-Up Steve. Can't wait to see how the Giant Sandworms are doing this year.
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