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Old March 16 2013, 06:45 PM   #16
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Re: Could some meteorites be starship debris?

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Old March 16 2013, 08:30 PM   #17
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Re: Could some meteorites be starship debris?

What if chondrites are really rock-based intelligent alien lifeforms, and what if they've infiltrated our planet disguised as rocks! Holy smokes, they could be in my yard watching me and I'd never know it.
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Old March 16 2013, 09:09 PM   #18
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Re: Could some meteorites be starship debris?

It is possible for meteorites that were never found. Those that were found have been already ruled out as spacecraft debris. I mean, it has to be obvious that something is not coming from a naturally occurring piece of rock.

For those that were not found, it depends, how many spaceships do you think are out there? We certainly have a lot of rocket stages debris in the oceans, even Mir debris, we haven't found most of them as far as I know, so you might have be some extraterrestrial spacecraft debris from the dawn of time lying somewhere too. As far as direct physical evidence such as debris goes, we have nothing to increase or decrease the probability of alien spacecraft visitations. We have not found any to increase it, and we haven't expected any to decrease it.

But the more fun question is - are there any terrestrial spacecraft from the dawn of time? I find those particularly appealing.
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Old March 17 2013, 12:22 AM   #19
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Re: Could some meteorites be starship debris?

What really worries me is that they will find absolute proof of alien life after I am dead. I'm worried I will miss it.
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Old March 17 2013, 05:30 AM   #20
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OMG, what if the meteorites were...









































































... just meteorites? Sometimes a rock is just a rock, people...
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Old March 17 2013, 05:37 AM   #21
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That's waaaaay too boring. Don't you watch science fiction? Every time something BIG and unexpected happens, like we just had in Russia, it is NOT just a rock.
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Old March 17 2013, 05:43 AM   #22
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Of course I watch science fiction. I've even read a lot of the novels and stories from the "pulp" era.

But I'm also an adherent and admirer of Carl Sagan: "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."

Therefore, show me the proof.
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Old March 17 2013, 05:49 AM   #23
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Some of us like to pretend that we live in a world of (hidden) science fiction. Wonder and all that. Of course this is bs but it's a pleasant bs.
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Old March 17 2013, 05:53 AM   #24
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The bits they've recovered show the original body was probably a chondrite (stony) meteorite.
At least that what the government controlled media reported to you.

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Old March 17 2013, 05:54 AM   #25
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It's from an old episode of Doctor Who, 'The Hand of Fear'
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Old March 17 2013, 06:41 AM   #26
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Some of us like to pretend that we live in a world of (hidden) science fiction. Wonder and all that. Of course this is bs but it's a pleasant bs.
I'm quite familiar with the concept of "wonder." As I type, I'm downloading a bunch of Hidden Object games from Big Fish - filled with all kinds of gothic-y wonder and steampunkish stuff. I'm also in the midst of reading Ben Bova's newest Grand Tour novel, Farside, about building an astronomical observatory on the far side of the Moon, using nanotechnology. And I'd love it if I stumbled over some cosmic mystery or adventure next time I go downtown on my errands.

Yes, it's "pleasant bs"... but the ultimate wonder is what RL science discovers. And that's why a rock is sometimes just a rock. Mind you, I have a special affection for rocks that have traveled a long way... such as from outer space.

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The bits they've recovered show the original body was probably a chondrite (stony) meteorite.
At least that what the government controlled media reported to you.

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Gov Kodos, this is fantastic, is it from a movie, or an art project?


This is Eldrad, from one of the classic Doctor Who episodes of the Tom Baker era (and Lis Sladen's final story as a regular Companion).
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Old March 17 2013, 06:55 AM   #27
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What if chondrites are really rock-based intelligent alien lifeforms, and what if they've infiltrated our planet disguised as rocks! Holy smokes, they could be in my yard watching me and I'd never know it.
Ever see the original Outer Limits episode "Corpus Earthling"?
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Old March 17 2013, 10:51 AM   #28
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Maybe they're fragments of Clay People from Mongo.
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Old March 17 2013, 01:20 PM   #29
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What is it with Russia and exploding meteors?

If aliens are responsible, why do they hate Russia so much?
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Old March 17 2013, 01:49 PM   #30
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Yeah, I too always wondered why so many meteorites tend to hit Russia, while none seem to ever hit Monaco. Strange world.
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