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Fraser
2018-Oct-31, 06:20 PM
A new study by researchers from the CfA offers a compelling explanation for 'Oumuamua strange appearance and behavior - could it be an interstellar solar sail sent by aliens?
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Roger E. Moore
2018-Oct-31, 06:28 PM
Maybe they changed course to leave once they figured out where they were.

publiusr
2018-Nov-05, 08:59 PM
I wonder if there is anything interesting in where it is going--any exo-worlds in its path, say?
I wonder, if Planet Nine happened to be in its path, could this alleged sail use it to slow down--in much the same way a sundiver solar sail might use Jupiter to "fall" back into the inner solar system?