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Mystery Object in Space Baffles Astronomers

Mystery Object in Space Baffles Astronomers - The Cincinnati Enquirer 8-17-1999

     “… astronomers have an unyielding mystery on their hands, something they have observed and pondered for three years, a point of light deep in the northern sky that appears to be like nothing seen before.”
The Cincinnati Enquirer
8-17-1999

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Experts Puzzled By Underwater Mystery Object

Mystery Object Just Off Shore

     … Whatever the object is, one thing is clear — it’s very heavy as it appears to stay in place, as if rooted to the bottom of the sea, despite the considerable force of the surf. Peter Brockmann, who is president of the East Beach Association, which cares for the beach, said the
By Dale P. Faulkner
The Westerly Sun
8-11-17

association now thinks the object was first discovered last summer but could not be found after an initial spotting. If that’s true, it has withstood a year’s worth of tidal changes, waves, and storms.

“A lot of people are curious about this thing, trying to find out what it is,” Brockmann said during an interview Wednesday.

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The Aztec UFO Incident? Mystery Meteor Hunted

Mystery Meteor Hunted - AP 11-4-1947
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     Scientists tracking a mystery object which blazed across the sky the night of Oct. 30, [1947] on the theory it was a meteorite, decided Tuesday that it fell in the “Four Corners” country.
By AP
11-4-1947

[…]

The flashing object was the second to streak across western skies in a month. The first roared over El Paso three weeks ago and came to earth in Mexico. The army said it was meteorite but witnesses said it was a V-2 rocket “or some superweapon.”

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The Aztec UFO Incident? Mystery Meteor Hunted

Mystery Meteor Hunted - AP 11-4-1947
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     Scientists tracking a mystery object which blazed across the sky the night of Oct. 30, [1947] on the theory it was a meteorite, decided Tuesday that it fell in the “Four Corners” country.
By AP
11-4-1947

[…]

The flashing object was the second to streak across western skies in a month. The first roared over El Paso three weeks ago and came to earth in Mexico. The army said it was meteorite but witnesses said it was a V-2 rocket “or some superweapon.”

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The Aztec UFO Incident? Mystery Meteor Hunted

Mystery Meteor Hunted - AP 11-4-1947
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     Scientists tracking a mystery object which blazed across the sky the night of Oct. 30, [1947] on the theory it was a meteorite, decided Tuesday that it fell in the “Four Corners” country.
By AP
11-4-1947

[…]

The flashing object was the second to streak across western skies in a month. The first roared over El Paso three weeks ago and came to earth in Mexico. The army said it was meteorite but witnesses said it was a V-2 rocket “or some superweapon.”

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Mystery Object On Pluto is ‘Likely a Dirty Block of Water Ice,’ Says NASA

Mystery Object On Pluto is 'Likely a Dirty Block of Water Ice, Says NASA 12-24-15
Transmitted to Earth on Dec. 24, 2015, this image from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) extends New Horizons’ highest-resolution swath of Pluto to the center of Sputnik Planum, the informally named plain that forms the left side of Pluto’s “heart.” Mission scientists believe the pattern of the cells stems from the slow thermal convection of the nitrogen-dominated ices. The darker patch at the center of the image is likely a dirty block of water ice “floating” in denser solid nitrogen, and which has been dragged to the edge of a convection cell. Also visible are thousands of pits in the surface, which scientists believe may form by sublimation.

By NASA
1-7-16

      “X” marks the spot of some intriguing surface activity in the latest picture of Pluto returned from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.

Transmitted to Earth on Dec. 24, this image from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) extends New Horizons’ highest-resolution views of Pluto to the very center of Sputnik Planum, the informally named icy plain that forms the left side of Pluto’s “heart” feature.

Sputnik Planum is at a lower elevation than most of the surrounding area by a couple of miles, but is not completely flat. Its surface is separated into cells or polygons 10 to 25 miles (16 to 40 kilometers) wide, and when viewed at low sun angles (with visible shadows), the cells are seen to have slightly raised centers and ridged margins, with about 100 yards (100 meters) of overall height variation.

Mission scientists believe the pattern of the cells stems from the slow thermal convection of the nitrogen-dominated ices that fill Sputnik Planum. A reservoir that’s likely several miles or kilometers deep in some places, the solid nitrogen is warmed at depth by Pluto’s modest internal heat, becomes buoyant and rises up in great blobs, and then cools off and sinks again to renew the cycle.

“This part of Pluto is acting like a lava lamp,” said William McKinnon, deputy lead of the New Horizons Geology, Geophysics and Imaging team, from Washington University in St. Louis, “if you can imagine a lava lamp as wide as, and even deeper than, the Hudson Bay.”

Computer models by the New Horizons team show that these blobs of overturning solid nitrogen can slowly evolve and merge over millions of years. The ridged margins, which mark where cooled nitrogen ice sinks back down, can be pinched off and abandoned. The “X” feature is likely one of these—a former quadruple junction where four convection cells meet. Numerous, active triple junctions can be seen elsewhere in the LORRI mosaic.

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90-Mile-Wide Object Spotted In Outer Solar System | VIDEO

90-Mile-Wide Object Spotted In Outer Solar System

By Space.com
12-7-15

    On Nov. 2nd, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons’ Pluto probe captured imagery of Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) 1994 JR1 in orbit 3.3 billion miles from the sun. New Horizons’ Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) captured four frames each one hour apart from a distance of 170 million miles. […]

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Three Mysterious Objects Have Fallen From The Sky | SPAIN

Three Mysterious Objects Have Fallen From The Sky

Space rains junk on Spain

By www.channelnewsasia.com
11-12-15

In just over one week, three mysterious objects have fallen from the sky onto the country’s southeast, prompting bomb disposal agents and experts in hazmat suits to rush over as puzzled locals looked on.

      MADRID: It’s raining space junk in Spain.

Rocket fuel tanks, chunks of satellites or something else entirely … In just over one week, three mysterious objects have fallen from the sky onto the country’s southeast, prompting bomb disposal agents and experts in hazmat suits to rush over as puzzled locals looked on.

First up a strange black beehive-like ball was found in Mula, a town in the region of Murcia last week.

Then at the weekend, a similar-looking, smaller object was discovered in Calasparra, just 30 kilometres (19 miles) away in the same region.

“In the early morning of the day when the first object was found, witnesses said they saw between six and seven balls of fire falling from the sky,” Maria Jose Gomariz, spokeswoman for Calasparra town hall, said on Thursday.

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Mysterious Space Object Found in Field

Mysterious Space Object Found in Field Murcia, Spain
A Civil Guard officer in a hazmat suit analyzes the strange object in Murcia.

By Patricia Ortega Dolz
elpais.com
11-5-15

The Civil Guard immediately activated its protocol for
nuclear, radiological, bacteriological and chemical threats

      Residents of the normally tranquil Murcia countryside had their peace disturbed on Tuesday when a strange object showed up out of nowhere.
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Shepherd brothers Francisco and Juan Espín del Amo, who were tending their flocks in the area as usual, stared in amazement at the grayish, oval-shaped thing that looked like nothing they had ever seen before.

The object weighed around 20 kilograms and measured about a meter in diameter. It was wrapped in a black material that appeared to provide isolation.

“It must have dropped from the sky,” they concluded, according to local media reports. […]

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Mystery Object at Milky Way Galaxy’s Core – New Evidence | Video

Mystery Object at Milky Way Galaxy's Core – New Evidence
This annotated composite image shows the motion of the dusty cloud G2 as it closes in, and then passes, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, and remains compact. The blobs have been colorized to show the motion of the cloud, red indicated that the object is receding and blue approaching. The cross marks the position of the supermassive black hole.

By Calla Cofield
Space.com
3-26-15

      New observations may finally reveal the identity of a mystery object circling around the monster black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy — or not.

Known to many as “G2,” the unidentified object could be a cloud of gas, or it could be a star, depending on who you ask. Discovered in 2011, G2 captured the attention of scientists because it was on its way to making a tight swing around the black hole — potentially providing the dark monster with a snack.

The new observations of G2 show that it has remained compact during its swing around the black hole, according to the authors of the new research. Since a gas cloud would likely be smeared out by the gravitational pull of the black hole, the scientists conclude that the object is a star. But the group that discovered G2 says the new results are not enough to make a definitive statement about the identity of this peculiar blob. . . .

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