Oumuamua: an alien spacecraft spotted?

Mindy Sparks
November 9, 2018

"Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that 'Oumuamua is a lightsail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment", the paper says.

According to the recent reports, Avi Loeb, chair of Harvard's department of astronomy observed a mysterious object that flew close to the sun past year to be an Alien Spacecraft. Bialy and Loeb believe the object could be a light-sail, which would have used the radiation pressure of starlight - or perhaps even light from a giant laser - to reach the solar system.

Researchers at Harvard believe that a cigar-shaped object found moving through our solar system could have alien origins.

That high speed is what the Harvard astronomers are basing their theory on.

The other co-author, Avi Loeb, chairman of Harvard's astronomy department, told NBC News humanity may never know more about the mysterious object, since it has traveled far away and isn't heading back.


The paper points out that comparable light-sails exist on Earth.

In June 2018, Marco Micheli of the European Space Agency and colleagues showed that the trajectory of the object through the solar system can not be explained exclusively by the gravitational attraction of the Sun, planets and large asteroids.

The researchers noted in a pre-print of the article that it was an "exotic scenario", but that "Oumuamua may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilisation". For this to happen, however, 'Oumuamua must less than 1 mm thick and be just a few metres across - which is much smaller and thinner than previously thought.

This led us to suggest that it may be a light-sail produced by an alien civilization, Loeb said. His main interest is to have been in 2017, the first object identified in the process of passing through our solar system so that it is not native. "It is impossible to guess the objective of Oumuamua without more data". And as the Verge points out, Loeb may be predisposed to be on the lookout for razor-thin alien probes: He's now advising a project called Breakthrough Starshot, a project founded by tech entrepreneur Yuri Milner and his spouse Julia, which hopes to send a space craft similar to the proposed shape of 'Oumuamua to Alpha Centauri, the closest star to our solar system at four light-years away.

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