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Re: Random

Now, new data reveal the interstellar interloper to be a rocky, cigar-shaped object with a somewhat reddish hue. The asteroid, named ‘Oumuamua by its discoverers, is up to one-quarter mile (400 meters) long and highly-elongated—perhaps 10 times as long as it is wide.

Re: Random

I think it's the fact that it's outbound, and after it disappears, humans will never see it again; it will be lost to the great interstellar void. It just came by for a brief visit. The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name. The interstellar in...

Re: Elite Dangerous

... it is unlikely that the title could influence them to that point. As you say, unlikely - but who knows. People were grabbing ideas from all over the place back then. Elite itself was almost certainly inspired by, among others, Traveller , although DB now denies this (apparently). There's a flav...

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