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A Russian amateur astronomer has discovered a new alien visitor. The object looks like a comet and has a small tail but because of the hyperbolic orbit it can only have come from beyond the Solar System.

Unlike last years object this object has been found on its way in whereas last year's object was seen on the way out. It will continue getting brighter and it will be its brightest in early December peaking around the 10th before the moon interferes. It may get bright enough to be seen in binoculars/naked eye(?). Should get bright enough to allow a decent spectra and we can analyse its chemical make-up.

Standby for great alien spaceship stories.

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On 12/09/2019 at 22:07, George 47 said:

A Russian amateur astronomer has discovered a new alien visitor. The object looks like a comet and has a small tail but because of the hyperbolic orbit it can only have come from beyond the Solar System.

Unlike last years object this object has been found on its way in whereas last year's object was seen on the way out. It will continue getting brighter and it will be its brightest in early December peaking around the 10th before the moon interferes. It may get bright enough to be seen in binoculars/naked eye(?). Should get bright enough to allow a decent spectra and we can analyse its chemical make-up.

Standby for great alien spaceship stories.

Rendezvous with Rama?

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Just had a look at the book and there are a lot of simialrities (not surprising as it is A Clarke). Large object in book 20kms (Comet 20kms), fast speed of 100 kms/sec (Comet 90 kms/sec) and on an unusual orbit (Comet on hyperbolic orbit of 3.2). Let's hope there are no aliens on board or biots. B|

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