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   xoxoxoBruce  Monday Nov 20 11:11 PM

Nov 21st, 2017 : Oumuamua

Oumuamua*, not to be confused with Mahamana, the first interstellar visitor to our solar system we’ve seen.
After all the junk we’ve sent hurtling into the void, remember paybacks are a bitch. I could be filled with little green men with
ray guns. Or insects, giant carnivorous insects. Or Nymphos… but probably not.



Quote:
On October 19, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii spotted something strange zooming through our solar system. It turned out to be a visitor from beyond our solar system, and it's unlike anything astronomers have seen before.
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They acted fast, and multiple telescopes focused on the object for three nights to determine what it was before it moved out of sight at 85,700 miles per hour.
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The long and rocky cigar-shaped object has a burnt dark-reddish hue due to millions of years of radiation from cosmic rays. This hue is similar to that of objects found in the Kuiper Belt, in the outer part of our solar system, but its orbit and shape firmly place it in the category of interstellar origin. It most likely has a high metal content and spins on its own axis every 7.3 hours.
But the shape, 10 times as long as it is wide, has never been seen before. This complex and convoluted shape means the object varies incredibly in brightness.
* "a messenger that reaches out from the distant past."


glatt  Tuesday Nov 21 07:34 AM

I have it on good authority that it's mostly a dense metal like gold. The thing is solid gold.



Flint  Tuesday Nov 21 12:35 PM

Absolutely ƒucking fascinating. The first object we've encountered from beyond our own little neighborhood --and it's unlike anything we've ever seen. What are the odds that other solar systems are filled with mostly familiar objects, but--coincidentally--the only object we've ever observed just happens to be totally unique and unprecedented??

...

I'll Devil's Advocate my own question: we only noticed this thing because of the variance in brightness, thus the shape, thus we noticed the orbit and determined it's origin. We wouldn't have paid that much attention to a regular-shaped object. This is just selection bias.



Diaphone Jim  Tuesday Nov 21 12:35 PM

"I could be filled with little green men with
ray guns. Or insects, giant carnivorous insects. Or Nymphos… but probably not."

If this isn't a typo, then it explains a lot...but probably not.



Flint  Tuesday Nov 21 12:39 PM

Quote:
Or Nymphos…



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Nov 21 12:50 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flint View Post
I'll Devil's Advocate my own question: we only noticed this thing because of the variance in brightness, thus the shape, thus we noticed the orbit and determined it's origin. We wouldn't have paid that much attention to a regular-shaped object. This is just selection bias.
I don't think it's selection bias because the people watching the sky notice anything moving and try to identify it. It's sort of a competition to be the first to spot something new and possibly have it named after them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim View Post
"I could be filled with little green men with
ray guns. Or insects, giant carnivorous insects. Or Nymphos… but probably not."

If this isn't a typo, then it explains a lot...but probably not.
It wasn't a typo.


glatt  Tuesday Nov 21 02:53 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
I don't think it's selection bias because the people watching the sky notice anything moving and try to identify it. It's sort of a competition to be the first to spot something new and possibly have it named after them.
Plus they have a new tool and a new mission to look for this type of thing.


Flint  Tuesday Nov 21 02:58 PM

Thanks, guys. I really wanted to go with my 1st impression: that this object is a heliocentric worldview-shattering discovery, opening up a whole new chapter of unexplained, weird stuff. Why have we never seen a thing this shape before?? How was it formed?? What kind of bizarre conditions would create such a thing??



Gravdigr  Tuesday Nov 21 02:58 PM

...death, by bunga bunga.



fargon  Tuesday Nov 21 03:03 PM

Death by Punga



Undertoad  Tuesday Nov 21 03:06 PM

I'm goin with, just, some star farted and we smelt it



Flint  Tuesday Nov 21 03:09 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
I'm goin with, just, some star farted and we smelt it
He who denied it, supplied it.


Gravdigr  Tuesday Nov 21 03:16 PM

He who smelt, it dealt it.



HelenMancuso  Tuesday Nov 21 04:21 PM

I also like to photograph the night sky, it fascinates me. In addition, I recently found these wonderful tips http://probablyspam.com/blog/retouch...photoshop.html What do you think about this? I will be grateful for the answer!



Diaphone Jim  Tuesday Nov 21 04:23 PM

le cigare volant



Undertoad  Tuesday Nov 21 07:01 PM

Quote:
What do you think about this?
Your link doesn't work, do you know why?


HelenMancuso  Wednesday Nov 22 12:11 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
Your link doesn't work, do you know why?
I also saw it just now! Perhaps the moderators considered it inappropriate, but if you are interested I wanted to know your opinion about these [[link deleted again]] tips, because I have little experience in photoshop!


Undertoad  Wednesday Nov 22 07:57 AM

Every spammer posts a link on their first post. So we tell them that; and now, they post it on their second post, and their third, as you have done.

If you can tell us the name of the tool in Photoshop that lets you click and select one color out of your image, I will let you post your link. Go.



Clodfobble  Wednesday Nov 22 08:14 AM

And then we can let those guys at the Chevy Equinox forum know that you're 100% legit as well. Us women have to stick together, Helen.



HelenMancuso  Wednesday Nov 22 12:44 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
Every spammer posts a link on their first post. So we tell them that; and now, they post it on their second post, and their third, as you have done.

If you can tell us the name of the tool in Photoshop that lets you click and select one color out of your image, I will let you post your link. Go.
I'm sorry that you thought I was a spammer, but probably you mean a colorpicker tool


Flint  Wednesday Nov 22 01:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by HelenMancuso View Post
I also like to photograph the night sky, it fascinates me. In addition, I recently found these wonderful tips http://probablyspam.com/blog/retouch...photoshop.html What do you think about this? I will be grateful for the answer!
Hi, Helen! I teach a digital photography class at a small community college--we're always looking for good resources we can use to enhance our students learning experience :-)

I'm having trouble with this link, but could you copy/paste some examples of the photoshop tips on this page? I'm very interested in using this as a class project!


Undertoad  Wednesday Nov 22 01:54 PM

Good guess! With the color picker you can select a color from a palette, but it's the eyedropper tool that selects one color from an image.

No link for you, but good luck in the future!



glatt  Wednesday Nov 22 01:59 PM

I prefer the turkey baster tool. You get more colors that way



Flint  Wednesday Nov 22 02:06 PM

Turkey baster can lead to damaged photo if the gravy sauce! Need restoration!



HelenMancuso  Wednesday Nov 22 02:53 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flint View Post
Hi, Helen! I teach a digital photography class at a small community college--we're always looking for good resources we can use to enhance our students learning experience :-)

I'm having trouble with this link, but could you copy/paste some examples of the photoshop tips on this page? I'm very interested in using this as a class project!
I'm so glad that you answered, it seemed to me it would be interesting for many in this topic, however I was suspected of spam unfortunately.


Flint  Wednesday Nov 22 02:56 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by HelenMancuso View Post
it seemed to me it would be interesting for many in this topic
Hi Helen,
I work with many disadvantaged youths, training some to restore old photo pictures, do you know if the good tips you want to share can help with that?

Maybe you can post some screenshots to give me an idea?


HelenMancuso  Wednesday Nov 22 03:34 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flint View Post
Hi Helen,
I work with many disadvantaged youths, training some to restore old photo pictures, do you know if the good tips you want to share can help with that?

Maybe you can post some screenshots to give me an idea?
You are doing a great thing, these people inspire me! As for your question, then maybe you will like this damagedphotorestoration.com! Answer me please what do you think!


Flint  Wednesday Nov 22 03:47 PM

Helen, I'm getting this:

Quote:
Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server
If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

Try again later.
Should I try again later?

Could you post some of these photoshop tips? I want to know if I have seen these tips before.


Flint  Wednesday Nov 22 03:49 PM

Helen,
Is it the address in your signature line, or the address on the 'contact info' tab of your profile?

is gettingpaidmoneyforthis the same page as damagedpicturerepair?



Flint  Wednesday Nov 22 06:14 PM

Helen,
fixedthephoto is not working either :-(

I'm not a "computer person" but wish I could see some photoshop tips from you.



Clodfobble  Wednesday Nov 22 11:17 PM

Flint, do you drive a Chevy Equinox? Helen has some great information about restoring photos of Chevy Equinoxes too.



Gravdigr  Monday Nov 27 02:48 PM

Every time I read this thread title I hear this:






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