Date: November 05, 2018
Thanks to feinmann0!
“Mysterious interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua’ could be a giant solar sail ‘sent from another civilization to look for signs of life’ claim astronomers”
Oumuamua a Hawaiian word meaning ‘scout’.
This was the object that Neil Tyson famously suggested was a rubble pile, here: youtube.com/watch?v=hxc1tasmiCs on the Stephen Colbert show. He also said that its parabolic trajectory was due to being sling-shot whilst travelling through our solar system.
Turns out that the object as it traversed our solar system not only accelerated faster than expected, it also diverged from its parabolic track, according to astronomers at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The object at between 200 and 400 meters long, was needle-shaped with a length to width ratio of 10:1. It had an extremely high metal content and left no trail in its wake.”
So, it already passed by us?