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Post  fatbob5 on Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:03 am

The first known interstellar asteroid may hold water from another star system in its interior, according to a study.

Discovered on 19 October, the object's speed and trajectory strongly suggested it originated beyond our Solar System.

The body showed no signs of "outgassing" as it approached the Sun, strengthening the idea that it held little if any water-ice.

But the latest findings suggest water might be trapped under a thick, carbon-rich coating on its surface.    ....

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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:24 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The first known interstellar asteroid may hold water from another star system in its interior, according to a study.

Discovered on 19 October, the object's speed and trajectory strongly suggested it originated beyond our Solar System.

The body showed no signs of "outgassing" as it approached the Sun, strengthening the idea that it held little if any water-ice.

But the latest findings suggest water might be trapped under a thick, carbon-rich coating on its surface.    ....

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are we talking about the one they though was a spaceship last week?

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Post  fatbob5 on Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:45 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
are we talking about the one they though was a spaceship last week?
The long cigar shaped one, yes
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Post  Flix on Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:05 am

Let's hope they leave it alone then, although I doubt it accessible with our rockets, thankfully. Anyone seen the film, Life yet?.

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Post  fatbob5 on Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:12 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Let's hope they leave it alone then, although I doubt it accessible with our rockets, thankfully. Anyone seen the film, Life yet?.
Its a film I want to watch soon
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Post  Flap Zappa on Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:47 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Let's hope they leave it alone then, although I doubt it accessible with our rockets, thankfully. Anyone seen the film, Life yet?.
it's unlikely that we could catch it as it is currently leaving the solar system, never to return, at 44km/sec or 158000 miles an hour. I don't think any man made object has made even a third of that speed yet.

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