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    Approaching space object 'artificial, not asteroid' says NASA

    Approaching space object 'artificial, not asteroid' says NASA ? The Register

    NASA boffins report that an unknown object approaching the Earth from deep space is almost certainly artificial in origin rather than being an asteroid.

    The mysterious artificial object has apparently made a close pass by the Earth, coming in almost to the distance of the Moon's orbit, and is now headed away again into the interplanetary void. The object has used no propulsion during the time NASA has had it under observation. However the spacewatch boffins believe that it must have moved under its own power at some point, given its position and velocity.
    "The orbit of this object is very similar to that of the Earth, and one would not expect a [naturally occurring] object to remain in this type of orbit for very long," said Paul Chodas, a brainbox at JPL.
    The experts believe that the object must be a spacecraft, or more accurately part of one - sadly not an alien visitor, though. Rather it's likely to be a booster stage from an interplanetary mission of the past, now drifting back in to Earth and out again. The next visit will probably be 2036, at which time there's a small chance that 2010 KQ will crash into the atmosphere and burn up. ®


    Asteroids are nature's way of asking "How's that space program going?"

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    Re: Approaching space object 'artificial, not asteroid' says NASA

    So its probably one of ours.... of course they don't know that for sure. My initial feelings are disappointment... but of course it may be a good thing its not extraterrestrial. Either way, cool stuff, thanks for the link.



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    Re: Approaching space object 'artificial, not asteroid' says NASA

    The martians are coming! the martians are coming!



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    Re: Approaching space object 'artificial, not asteroid' says NASA

    Damn, I was so hoping for an invasion.



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    Re: Approaching space object 'artificial, not asteroid' says NASA

    CYLONS.




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    Re: Approaching space object 'artificial, not asteroid' says NASA

    Spaceballs?



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    Re: Approaching space object 'artificial, not asteroid' says NASA

    If Star Trek: The Motion Picture taught me anything, it's that even old spacecraft of our own design can be destructive vessels of immense alien power.



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    Re: Approaching space object 'artificial, not asteroid' says NASA

    I thought that was Transformers.



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    Re: Approaching space object 'artificial, not asteroid' says NASA

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    If Star Trek: The Motion Picture taught me anything, it's that even old spacecraft of our own design can be destructive vessels of immense alien power.
    I believe this is the little guy you are worried about...

    Voyager - The Interstellar Mission


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    Re: Approaching space object 'artificial, not asteroid' says NASA

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    CYLONS.
    It has happened before, it will happen again.



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    Re: Approaching space object 'artificial, not asteroid' says NASA

    On a somewhat related note.....Earth could become a vacation spot for aliens, according to Steven Hawking....that would be his best case senario in my opinion....Hawking: Aliens are out there, likely to be Bad News ? The Register



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    Re: Approaching space object 'artificial, not asteroid' says NASA

    Quote Originally Posted by livinthedream View Post
    On a somewhat related note.....Earth could become a vacation spot for aliens, according to Steven Hawking....that would be his best case senario in my opinion....Hawking: Aliens are out there, likely to be Bad News ? The Register
    I think that in most cases, aliens that are so advanced that they can travel between solar systems would not come here as conquerors and would be here to help us, because to them we would be like a tribe of Amazons to the United States Military in comparison technologically. Biggest fear would be a they came here to utilize our planets resources and they view us as inferior and not equal lifeforms. Unfortunately I don't think Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum would be enough to save us if they are hostile.



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    Re: Approaching space object 'artificial, not asteroid' says NASA

    Quote Originally Posted by livinthedream View Post
    On a somewhat related note.....Earth could become a vacation spot for aliens, according to Steven Hawking....that would be his best case senario in my opinion....Hawking: Aliens are out there, likely to be Bad News ? The Register
    Maybe they will land in Arizona!



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    Re: Approaching space object 'artificial, not asteroid' says NASA

    Quote Originally Posted by Dryburn View Post
    Maybe they will land in Arizona!
    Good one.



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    Re: Approaching space object 'artificial, not asteroid' says NASA

    Quote Originally Posted by vmbplayer View Post
    I believe this is the little guy you are worried about...

    Voyager - The Interstellar Mission
    Except it is pronounced "VE-jur."


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