We just had our first interstellar visitor...and it's weird.

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Shared November 30, 2018

Sometimes, the acceptance of a lack of knowledge is far more valuable than conjecture. That being said, let’s talk about what we do know, because regardless, it is very weird.

Here are some of the things I checked out while working on this:

Rob Reid has an amazing piece in Ars Technica and the companion podcast is really really gooood
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/...

PBS Spacetime on Oumuamua:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wICOl...

Bad Astronomy on Oumuamua
https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/is-oumu...

This is a little out-dated but gives a /great/ overview of how the object was discovered and what happened after that in the scientific community
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfi3w...

SciAm’s Strange Facts
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/...

Propelling spaceships with light sails:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UI62...

The Telescope that will tell us more about interstellar objects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpdLD...

The Paper that was published arguing that a solar sail could explain the observations (if you want to look at a LOT OF MATH)
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1810.11490.pdf


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