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Bytemarks Cafe: ‘Oumuamua- Asteroid, Comet or Alien Spacecraft?

An artist's illustration of 'Oumuamua, a cigar-shaped interstellar object discovered in October. Now, astronomers want to know if this interloper might harbor life.
European Southern Observatory / M. Kornmesser
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An artist's illustration of 'Oumuamua, a cigar-shaped interstellar object discovered in October. Now, astronomers want to know if this interloper might harbor life.

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll go out of this world on Dispatches from ‘Oumuamua: New Research on a Mysterious Visitor from Outside Our Solar System. We’ll find out if this rapidly rotating object is an asteroid or comet, or an alien spacecraft sent from a distant civilization.

Burt Lum is the Strategy Officer for the Hawaii Broadband Initiative at the State of Hawaii, Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. Before that he was the Executive Director of Hawaii Open Data, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the principles of open data and has more than 30 years in Hawaii's technology and communications sector.
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