Okay re the importance of reproducibility but it was never clear why Oumuamua was supposed to be ET anyway. More Oumuamuas would not make it more likely.
At Nature: The researchers found that the objects’ orbits could be explained without the presence of a nearby planet.
Classically, it shouldn’t have happened.
Researchers: At this distance, PSO J0309+27 is seen as it was when the universe was less than a billion years old, or just over 7 percent of its current age.
From Max Planck Society: “There is as yet no explanation as to how a body as flat as Arrokoth could emerge from this process,” says Rezac. ” Note: No one has so far claimed that it an “extraterrestrial lightsail.” Or a space alien’s experiment. What’s going wrong here? 😉
Among other sources, the Daily Mail hails it as the Star of Bethlehem.
The stuff that comes out of Harvard these days and gets published in Scientific American used to be tabloid news. What has changed?
We live in a universe that, like it or not, has a beginning and an end. That is better suited to some philosophies than others.
Skepticism makes no headway here so it must in fact be a sort of naturalist religious cult.
But wait! Who’s claiming this? The second author of this paper is Abraham (Avi) Loeb. That rings a bell. Wasn’t he the one who suggested that the obvious space junk Oumuamua was an extraterrestrial light sail? Look, why does the name “Harvard” put all doubts about credibility to rest? Especially in these times?
Gizmodo: An object inside the Kinman dwarf galaxy has disappeared from view, according to new research published today in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Vid: Ponder the exacting systems engineering, reliability testing, required qualifications and multiple i/o instrumentation and control involved. Observe the precise, corrective jets to keep the process under control. This, is how a good future is going to be built: near earth colonisation and Lunar colonisation are the first stages to Solar system colonisation. (Note, they Read More…
vid: A new beginning. END
Typical images of the solar system are NOT to scale, showing the planets at grossly exaggerated sizes. Here is a typical case, HT Wikimedia, WP and Planet User: So, some video makers did a little project to show it to scale, out to Neptune . . . beyond, lies vastly more of course, but Pluto Read More…
If you are in the southern hemisphere, as were the ESO (European Southern Observatory) astronomers: The pair of stars in a system called HR 6819 is so close to us that on a clear night in the Southern Hemisphere, a person might be able to spot them without a telescope. What that stargazer wouldn’t see, Read More…