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https://archive.ph/4HTyn :

The 'Oumuamua Legacy - Scientific American Blog Network

'Over the past few months a lot of airtime has been given over to the interstellar ‘visitor’ ‘Oumuamua. '

'Interstellar dust accumulation at a level that might be expected for a probe traversing large distances for a long time. '

'But all things being considered I think that generating a conversation – even if with a smattering of outrage – is ok. '

'This faint object, falling through our solar system on a hyperbolic orbit, has excited astronomers because, well because it’s super unusual. '

'Reading the paper I’m struck (and rather surprised) by how many characteristics of ‘Oumuamua can – in principle – be quite neatly explained by exploring this hypothesis. '

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