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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 02:14 PM

INCOMING! Mysterious Object from Interstellar Space Approaching Our Solar System


Harry Pettit, Senior Digital Technology and Science Reporter
12 Sep 2019, 11:18Updated: 12 Sep 2019, 15:20

A MYSTERIOUS object from deep space is fizzing towards the Solar System – and scientists have no idea what it is.

Dubbed "C/2019 Q4", the high-speed body appears to be on a path originating from another star system that will see it fire past Mars in October.

Simulation of C/2019 Q4's possible orbital path (green) through the solar system. The object may pass between the orbits of Mars (orange) and Jupiter (purple) in October
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Simulation of C/2019 Q4's possible orbital path (green) through the solar system. The object may pass between the orbits of Mars (orange) and Jupiter (purple) in October
That would make it only the second interstellar visitor ever known to have reached the Solar System.

The first, a cigar-shaped object called Oumuamua, took the world by storm when it careened past Earth in 2017.

A pair of Harvard scientists claimed it could be an alien spacecraft, sparking a frantic flurry of scans as the object closed in on the Solar System.

Experts found no signs of alien signals, and Oumuamua whizzed past Earth before its true origin could be determined.

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9912329/interstellar-space-object-solar-system/

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:12 PM

1. Ya, we saw that movie too...........

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 04:42 PM

2. Can we say Rendezvous With Rama?

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 05:55 PM

3. There should be third one coming them.

The Ramans always did everything in threes.

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