The story of 'Oumuamua, the first visitor The Mysterious Interstellar Object Oumuamua 3 months ago   13:25

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In October 2017, astrobiologist Karen J. Meech got the call every astronomer waits for: NASA had spotted the very first visitor from another star system. The interstellar comet -- a half-mile-long object eventually named `Oumuamua, from the Hawaiian for "scout" or "messenger" -- raised intriguing questions: Was it a chunk of rocky debris from a new star system, shredded material from a supernova explosion, evidence of alien technology or something else altogether? In this riveting talk, Meech tells the story of how her team raced against the clock to find answers about this unexpected gift from afar.

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Comments 6189 Comments

StoneVee
What a waste of 13 1/2 minutes. All bullshit speculation.
RTHA300
you know this astrologist is gettin paid. who up here would hit that for the cheddar
iKevin iMontero
Alll I say is This Is Not Our First Visit on planet Earth
Nom De Plume
Aww my bday is October 19 and now i feel special 😉 haha
Not Earth
Actually it's not the first visitor and I have the verry first picture of it with me when it first came to earth fore I call it
Aviel leeoz
people are so gullible.
Ganesh Mirajkar
omuamua backwards is aum aum !!!
Bela Molina
This is fake.. the earth is flat...


Me: ok
AngelTouch PT
So much effort to disprove it's a ship.... pathetic
LEO The king
what if humans launch a satellite to land on omuamua asteroid and follow it....and find where it will go????????????????
Trapinnewyork44
The "first"? Yeah....no
WARPAINT GAMER
Aimed At our sun.....
rawdog42
As fantastic the claims of Religion may be , the truth is far more exciting.
captain AMERICA
So we can talk about others galaxy's and star systems but an object with in 15 millions miles away was to far to look at 🤔
i think they know more then they telling us. They just don't wanna panic us 😎👽👽👽👽
stop chemtrails now
'... Let me tell you how exiting this was....'. Yeah, your pusdy got wet!
Hahaha.
Earth is flat with dome and water above created by God.
Namit Prasad
first 'non-living visitor'. nice talk, but what a creative click-bait.
Dv true
don't worry DONALD TRUMP WILL BUILD A GIANT SPACE WALL TO KEEP THIS ALIEN PROBE OUT,,,,,
Tino Pacino
Ah It’s probably a Space ship from Lira !! Did anyone think to see if it WAs transmitting energy or some Kind of signal?
jupel tadena
OMG you need a cardio workout maam
joe foley
this thing passed by 15,000,000 miles away and you have all this knowledge about it ...I dont know if I believe you
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The Mysterious Interstellar Object Oumuamua The story of 'Oumuamua, the first visitor 3 months ago   20:19

A full exploration of the first interstellar object ever confirmed, 1I/2017 U1, or Oumuamua, which has turned out to be one of the strangest objects yet seen by astronomers.

Event Horizon Interviews:

Dr. Karen Meech on Oumuamua

https://up-tube.com/upvideo/2UOtfvBTBjV

https://up-tube.com/upvideo/8D7GmYU2pEN

Dr. Avi Loeb:

https://up-tube.com/upvideo/IycIVlOPT3f

Papers:

"Plausible home stars of the interstellar object 'Oumuamua found in Gaia DR2", Bailer-Jones et al, 2018

https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.09009

"Prospects for Backtracing 1I/`Oumuamua and Future Interstellar Objects", Q. Zhang, 2018.

https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.08059

"
1I/2017 'Oumuamua-like Interstellar Asteroids as Possible Messengers from the Dead Stars", R. Rafikov, 2018

https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.02658

"DISCOVERY AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THE FIRST KNOWN INTERSTELLAR OBJECT", Meech et al, 2017

https://www.eso.org/public/archives/releases/sciencepapers/eso1737/eso1737a.pdf

"Non-Gravitational Acceleration in the
Trajectory of 1I/2017 U1 (ʻOumuamua)", Micheli et al, 2018

https://www.eso.org/public/archives/releases/sciencepapers/eso1820/eso1820a.pdf

"Spin Evolution and Cometary Interpretation of the Interstellar Minor Object 1I/2017 'Oumuamua", R. Rafikov, 2018

https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.06389

"Spitzer Observations of Interstellar Object 1I/`Oumuamua", Trilling et al, 2018

https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.08072

"Six Strange Facts About`Oumuamua", A. Loeb, 2018

https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.08832

"Could Solar Radiation Pressure Explain 'Oumuamua's Peculiar Acceleration?", Bialy and Loeb, 2018

https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.11490

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