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    The link for Oumuamua on universe today is https://www.universetoday.com/137944...range-looking/.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamwoven View Post
    The link for Oumuamua on universe today is https://www.universetoday.com/137944...range-looking/.
    The visualization is better on your link. It looks like a log. Maybe its just a piece of celestial debris.
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    "Ever since the project was first conceived, scientists have been eagerly awaiting the day that the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will take to space. As the planned successor to Hubble, the JWST will use its powerful infrared imaging capabilities to study some of the most distant objects in the Universe (such as the formation of the first galaxies) and study extra-solar planets around nearby stars."

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    EarthSky has a more detailed presentation of Oumuamua. See http://earthsky.org/space/1st-inters...amua-1i2017-u1. It is certainly weird and an object from beyond the solar system, from interstellar space.

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    Yes, indeed. And they have now classified it as an interstellar asteroid.
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    It is like a long thin sausage, very odd! There may be other wonders in interstellar space.

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    Pardon my irreverence, but does anyone else have this song in their head as they imagine Oumuamua flying through space... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQrQjNNZCAo

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    The astronomers probably not. But I think Oumuamua would welcome the fitting sound track.
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    I've often wondered how one of those sails heading fast to a rendezvous with a target object would slow down. The answer is not obvious, though it is good that they are beginning to consider it:


    https://www.universetoday.com/137942...ecraft-enough/

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