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Thread: 'Oumuamua, possible internal composition?

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    'Oumuamua, possible internal composition?

    We know that our Strange Visitor is tumbling, and we know how fast, so is it possible to determine a minimum possible material strength working from that? Combine that with the tarry Carbon laden surface spectra, and we might come up with a rough framework of possible interior material compositions.
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    "It has significant elongation and rotation rate, so it is thought to be metal-rich with a relatively high density."

    Not sure how much more we might glean.

    But really, it's only rotating every 8 hours. And only 230 metres long. It wouldn't have to be very strong to overcome such forces.
    Last edited by DaveC426913; 2018-Oct-01 at 02:28 AM.

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