oumuamua: mysterious coat of carbon-rich gunk hiding an icy heart

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mark s, Monday, 18 December 2017 19:42 (eleven months ago) Permalink

What are you so afreud of

remember the lmao (darraghmac), Monday, 18 December 2017 19:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

HI DERE

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 18 December 2017 19:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

What you say about mymuamua

remember the lmao (darraghmac), Monday, 18 December 2017 19:46 (eleven months ago) Permalink

oumuagoodness

infinity (∞), Monday, 18 December 2017 19:49 (eleven months ago) Permalink

It looks prime for development, sadly it just moves a bit too fast to get the builders on board.

calzino, Monday, 18 December 2017 20:04 (eleven months ago) Permalink

here is a bad article about it:
https://www.maxim.com/news/top-astronomer-believes-weird-asteroid-could-be-alien-probe-2017-12

mark s, Monday, 18 December 2017 20:07 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Glad he added he the ET subtitle, otherwise I might have needed Finton O'Toole to explain what the hell he was on about.

This is an incredibly cool interstellar object, someone was saying on PM earlier that it was so fast that it was already out of sight before we knew it was even there. I would welcome these enigmatic and small objects. It is the idea of rogue planets that scare the shit out of me, nothing to do with that von Trier movie either.

calzino, Monday, 18 December 2017 20:38 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Pedantry: there's a letter missing at the start of the name here: the ʻokina (which is also conveniently the first letter of the word ʻokina), a kind of Hawaiian glottal stop.

Having said that,

ʻoumuamua, papa ʻoumuamua
papa ʻoumuamua, ʻoumuamua
wella don't you know about the bird,
well everybody knows that the bird is the word
etc

anatol_merklich, Monday, 18 December 2017 21:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

oumuamua what's on your ipod

mookieproof, Tuesday, 19 December 2017 00:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i just now overheard a little old man excitedly explaining the situation to a stranger in the w.h.smiths at liverpool street station: he perhaps rather boldly began by insisting that scientists were excited bcz it is "not made of rock"

mark s, Tuesday, 19 December 2017 14:37 (eleven months ago) Permalink

bless his heart

makes me wanna give him a hug

infinity (∞), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 17:42 (eleven months ago) Permalink

oumuamua what's on your ipod

Help, I'm (Not) A Rock

Whiney Houston (Tom D.), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 17:49 (eleven months ago) Permalink

kiss - rock and roll all nite

infinity (∞), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 17:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink

steve miller band - the joker

infinity (∞), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 17:51 (eleven months ago) Permalink

If aliens come I kind of hope its nto for a while beucase what if they grab us and take us in spaceshpis and we are like in their jails - not good

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 17:51 (eleven months ago) Permalink

ouuuuu muamua mia, here I go again

jmm, Tuesday, 19 December 2017 17:53 (eleven months ago) Permalink

xp

ull b the 1st to go

theyre like reptiles
they smell fear like a lil chihuahua smells poo

infinity (∞), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 17:53 (eleven months ago) Permalink

opnly if its like cocoon - good orgasm aliens sexy and good

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 17:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

sure but they all look like 100 yr old grannies

so dont get yr knickers in a twist

infinity (∞), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 18:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

uparently you never seen taht kind a blue movie fella

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 18:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Just sayin

Not everythins like the movies sweethaht

infinity (∞), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 19:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink

shitposting is bad again

sonnet by a wite kid, "On Æolian Grief" (wins), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 19:40 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Artemis, the Holy Black Stone of Mecca, is considered a sacred meteorite from the gods by the Muslim faith.

"And when the town clerk had quieted the crowd, he said, "Men of Ephesus, what man is there who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is temple keeper of the great Artemis, and of the sacred stone that fell from the sky?"

Jamaican Black Stone, which is a mysterious and allegedly dangerous substance that some men rub onto their knob to cure premature ejaculation and then have four hour sex marathons. In 2008 somebody tried eating some and died, some reports say it contains poisonous Toad venom.

calzino, Tuesday, 19 December 2017 19:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I can only assume bad means cool

infinity (∞), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 20:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

similarities and differences between oumuamua and the poo i did this morning:

similar shape, different size
one means "messenger from distant past," the other is a messenger from my recent past

The times they are a changing, perhaps (map), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 20:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

both carbon based

The times they are a changing, perhaps (map), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 20:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink

one moving fast, the other moving slow

The times they are a changing, perhaps (map), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 20:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Mike Pence: "The United States are going to send a probe onto a slow moving turd by 2020"

calzino, Tuesday, 19 December 2017 20:27 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I saw tis indian film of two nude people going at it reproductively for an hour in the pouiring rain ! what was that !?!

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 21:26 (eleven months ago) Permalink

seriosly!

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 21:26 (eleven months ago) Permalink

’oumuamua what's on your ipod
Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive and Have a Cigar
Muddy Waters - Rollin’ and Tumblin’

bumbling my way toward the light or wahtever (hardcore dilettante), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 13:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

it's a panspermia starter kit

ryan, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 15:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Earth: Fertilizer: Let's Go!

a Rambo in curved air (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 15:48 (eleven months ago) Permalink

earth to be spaded under, rock and roll

brimstead, Wednesday, 20 December 2017 16:13 (eleven months ago) Permalink

"Interstellar cumshot"

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:31 (eleven months ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

"Now a pair of Harvard researchers are raising the possibility that Oumuamua is an alien spacecraft"

(well it kind of throws it in at the end to get attention, the paper is actually about a possible cause of its "non-gravitational acceleration")

(the artist's impression that everyone runs with pop versions of this story rather disguises the fact that it is not zipping along like a needlenose rocket but whirling end to end like a boomerang, the aliens within presumably unable to correct this bcz they've been dizzy to the point of vomiting for at least the last 14,500 years, when they were sideswiped by a big space truck turning carelessly out of the alpha centauri feed-route)

mark s, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 14:41 (one month ago) Permalink

absolute unit imo

i want donald duck to scream into my dick (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 14:43 (one month ago) Permalink

'oumuamunit

mark s, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 14:51 (one month ago) Permalink

first alien probe of the space age reaches us and all the impressive assemblage of telescopes and sensors on planet earth are asleep on the job and only get a half decent shot of it. Typical.

calzino, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 15:06 (one month ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/cmmAhsI.jpg

mark s, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 15:08 (one month ago) Permalink

tbf they didn't say it's the whole ship, just a wing mirror

clynical repression (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 15:59 (one month ago) Permalink

There was a fun thread on Twitter a few days ago linking it to the Trump ‘space force’ announcement, the mysterious closure of a major US observatory by the FBI, several key satellite telescopes going ‘offline’ at the same time. It’s the kind of good old-fashioned conspiracy theory I have been missing.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 16:53 (one month ago) Permalink

I googled the FBI observatory thing.. supposedly it was a janitor looking at porn what caused all the ruckus. BUT THAT'S A VERY CONVENIENT EXCUSE amirite conspiracy friends?

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 16:59 (one month ago) Permalink

sometimes a cigar-shaped alien asteroid is just a

mark s, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 17:07 (one month ago) Permalink

that janitor's name was Faux Mullder

rob, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 17:13 (one month ago) Permalink

fucks boulders morelike

i want donald duck to scream into my dick (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 17:18 (one month ago) Permalink

i don't generally read them but i just realised i am pathologically unable to delete any rando email that comes my way which contains the words ANCIENT ALIENS (usually but not always from pinterest).

JUST IN CASE i guess

mark s, Friday, 9 November 2018 12:06 (one month ago) Permalink

also this reminds me that whenever i see some bozo (or it may be not entirely a bozo) with the given job description "theorist", the phrase that comes unbidden into my head is "Ancient Alien Theorists argue that… "

mark s, Friday, 9 November 2018 12:08 (one month ago) Permalink

cultural theorists drive like this, ancient alien theorists etc

mark s, Friday, 9 November 2018 12:09 (one month ago) Permalink

it's Mr. Hankey from South Park!

StanM, Friday, 9 November 2018 13:01 (one month ago) Permalink


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