"‘Oumuamua represents a new class of thin interstellar material, either produced naturally, through a yet unknown process in the ISM [Interstellar Medium] or in proto-planetary disks, or of
an artificial origin."

"Since it is too late to image ‘Oumuamua with existing tele-
scopes or chase it with chemical rockets, its likely origin and mechanical properties could
only be deciphered by searching for other objects of its type
in the future"

Well. Fuck. Me.

arxiv.org/pdf/1810.11490.pdf

"Oumuamua (1I/2017 U1) is the first object of interstellar origin observed in the Solar System."

This paper is something else.

@zyx I like how one of their conclusions is "if this is artificial it's extremely likely that it was targeted at our solar system" and I'm like "it's 2018 motherfucker, I fully expect things with .00000000001% probability to come to pass so I'm still on team 'it's a fluke'"

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@darius I wish "it's 2018 motherfucker" was contained in this paper's conclusion

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