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If you look through our forcetoknow.com website, you’ll absolutely find some articles about Oumuamua object, that scientists ponder it may be an alien spacecraft. So this time, researchers from Harvard, say “a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization.”
A pair of Harvard researchers claim that the Oumuamua is an alien spacecraft. As they say in a paper to be published November 12 in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, the object “may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization.”
The scientists didn’t mention directly that aliens sent Oumuamua, but they say Oumuamua could be a spacecraft pushed through space by light falling on its surface or as noted in the paper “lightsail of artificial origin.”
“It is impossible to guess the purpose behind Oumuamua without more data,” stated Avi Loeb, chairman of Harvard’s astronomy department and a co-author of the paper. If Oumuamua is a lightsail, he added, one possibility is that it was floating in interstellar space when our solar system ran into it, “like a ship bumping into a buoy on the surface of the ocean.”
A senior astronomer at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, said that it was certainly ingenious to show that an object the size of Oumuamua might be sent by aliens to another star system with nothing but a solar sail for power. He added that one should not blindly accept that clever hypothesis when there was also a mundane explanation for Oumuamua — namely that it’s a comet or asteroid from afar.
Coryn Bailer-Jones, an astronomer at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany, voiced similar objections. “In science,” he said in an email, “we must ask ourselves, “Where is the evidence? not “Where is the lack of evidence so that I can fit in any hypothesis that I like?”
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