1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua)

Category: Astronomy
CRV (with monitor)
301875 962548 655314
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Number of sessions:
7.05pm – 8.22pm
77 minutes

Recently, reports about an astronomical object that entered our solar system opened speculations. This “Oumuamua” named object is characterized by its extra-solar origin and unusually elongated shape. This shape, with an estimated length of several hundred meters, make you think of cigar-shaped “mothership” UFOs , which were reported in many UFO-cases. Has such a flying object entered our solar system or is it an exotic, natural structure?


One of our seminar graduates was sent to the Oumuamua object in an operational session.

Target cue: “Describe the astronomical object Oumuamua, which was discovered on 10/19/2017, at the time of the session!”

First impressions

Already in stage 3 , Bernhard received impressions that indicated an unsteady, rocky structure. He was particularly struck by two aspects: firstly, the horizon seems to be “overstepping” when one is on top of the object. Maybe it stumbles very much over its longitudinal axis? On the other hand, the overall structure of the object is strongly twisted, like a wet towel when wringed out. Furthermore, Bernhard perceived holes in different sizes and shapes on the surface. Here is the sketch with his first impressions:

Oumuamua - Stufe 3 (1)


Stage 4 focused on the most important sensory impressions of the object. Among them were “black”, “cold” and “hard”. But also brownish and silvery hues were perceived casually. Other important impressions were “twisted”, “tilting horizon”, “flowing, wavy shapes”, “soft”, “porous” and “elongated”.

Stage 6 should now provide further detailed descriptions of the object. First, we tried again to summarize the basic form with its properties:

Oumuamua - Stufe 6 (1)

The elongated shape, the twisted surface and the porous properties stood out here. Since the drawing was still somewhat artificial, we investigated, among other things, the cause of the twisted turns to concretize the properties of the object. These emerged as a natural structure of geological origin, which was created by pressure and counter-movements. We also tried to examine the inside of the object, which was porous, but not hollow. It reminded of the construction of lava rock. Signs of life or technology could not be perceived on the object itself. Another sketch of surface impressions:

Oumuamua - Oberfläche


Now the question arose as to how the object was originally created and how this strange shape came about. As an origin Bernhard perceived a red-hot, spherical mass, which rotated very fast. It was about the size of the earth’s moon, and seemed to have been a young, and therefore still glowing, planet or moon. The elongated object was eventually ejected from this celestial body as a liquid “splash”, and when cooled it assumed its characteristic shape (“thrown out by centrifugal force and then cooled down”). We also found out that this happened more often there, although not every ejected fragment produced such an unusual shape. The ejection also caused the object’s twist, which resulted in the twisted surface structure.

Oumuamua - Rausschleudern

So obviously a normal process, which led in this case to an extraordinary shape object. Finally, there was the question for the age of Oumuamua. Although determing the exact age in cosmic periods, for lack of clear reference points, is limited. We used the origin of our solar system, the extinction of the dinosaurs, and our present time (“time of session”) as anchor points:

Oumuamua - Stufe 6 (Timeline)

Considering the usual stretching and compression effects in such long timelines, we estimate the emergence of Oumuamua to be a period of 500 to 1000 million years ago.


The data of this single session showed a purely natural object. No artificially constructed aspects or signs of life could be perceived there. Most likely, it’s the description of a lava splatter, which is ejected as if from a volcano, then hardens in space and continues to wander through stellar or interstellar space. The impressions of a “tilting horizon” would fit quite well with the following artistic idea of ​​the movement:

Of course, there will be the typical UFO euphoria around Oumuamua, as with many meteorites or the Ceres Lights . And who knows, maybe there’s a big mothership or something like that. Extraterrestrial space traffic is often recorded during sessions on exoplanetary systems as an interesting “by-catch”. In this case, however, it seems “only” to be a very unusually shaped asteroid, which began its existence long ago as a large lava splash from a glowing celestial body. Nonetheless, a discovery that fascinates because of its form and distant origin.

Update: Two american viewers found some signs of life inside the porous structure of Oumuamua (like in a cave system). Maybe we do another session on Oumuamua some time, with special attention to the objects inside.

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