Are we alone in the universe? Probably not!

Are we alone in the universe? Probably not if the claims of a Harvard University professor are anything to go by! Astronomer Avi Loeb’s book “Extraterrestrial” looks at the 2017 flyby of a space object that he believes was alien. His claim has attracted both skepticism and intrigue.

The object, cigar-shaped, was seen by telescopes and was dubbed “Oumuamua,” meaning “a messenger that reaches out from the distant past” in Hawaiian. Researchers at the time said that it was 10 times as long as it was wide and traveling at speeds of 196,000 mph.

In a chat with CBSN Boston’s Paula Ebben, Loeb revealed that at first people thought it must be a rock, just like the asteroids or comets that we have seen before within the solar system. But as they got more data on it, it looked very weird.”

“It didn’t look like a comet yet it behaved like something that has an extra push,” Loeb said. CBS4 reported that NASA confirmed that it was “the first object ever seen in our solar system that is known to have originated elsewhere.” However, its origins are unknown.

Loeb argues in the book that the object was probably debris from advanced alien technology. It might have been, he said, a type of “light sail” propelled by sunlight. It’s possible that there is a lot of space junk out there or it is a probe.

Was the object a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  • Eli

    Oumuamua is 100% alien work.. it’s so obvious and it’s no surprise.. our interstellar friends will visit sooner than we think

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