I was intrigued by the news about ‘Oumuamua, the first known interstellar body observed within our solar system. Speeding at tremendous speeds, ‘Oumuamua’s trajectory is hyperbolic, which will take it out of our solar system. And as the object doesn’t seem to have had any gravitational encounters with our planets, ‘Oumuamua most likely came from interstellar space, and may have been traveling for several billion years. It doesn’t seem to transmit any signals though – so it isn’t an extraterrestrial rocket filled with little spacemen. The core of this unusually elongated shape seems to be icy, but the surface consists of red grey dust that has collected over millions of years and which has turned into a hard layer under the merciless radiation levels of interstellar space. Read more in Wikipedia!
Finally, I stumbled across the company motto of Gartner, the famous market research company. They came up with an impressive yet simple statement that seems to capture the company philosophy and value in just three words: “Smartner with Gartner“. Congrats to the Garter Markneting department!
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Originally posted 2017-12-23 22:18:31.