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I did a search for `Oumuamua; nobody has discussed it here?  

I was wondering about something.  Astronomers were getting different estimates for its dimensions.  It seems to be long and thin, but 3km, 10km, or something else?

So I was wondering if random impacts might have left it with a more unusual shape.   Pieces might break off, but gravity might pull them back together in (seemingly) random fashion.

Is it too unlikely that `Oumuamua is shaped like:  A spoon, a fork, a tractor, a desk lamp...?  Not exactly like those (probably) but fairly close.  That might explain the inconsistent estimates on its size and proportions.

On the other hand, I haven't actually studied to data leading to those results...oh, well.

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‘Oumuamua - by sandcastles - 11-20-2018, 11:00 AM
RE: ‘Oumuamua - by SeanR - 11-20-2018, 12:21 PM
RE: ‘Oumuamua - by sandcastles - 11-20-2018, 12:54 PM
RE: ‘Oumuamua - by SeanR - 11-20-2018, 01:12 PM
RE: ‘Oumuamua - by AmrlKJaneway - 11-26-2018, 04:23 PM
RE: ‘Oumuamua - by stevebowers - 11-26-2018, 06:57 PM
RE: ‘Oumuamua - by AmrlKJaneway - 11-29-2018, 01:09 PM

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