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Fraser
2019-Apr-24, 08:30 PM
When ‘Oumuamua was first detected on October 19th, 2017, astronomers were understandably confused about the nature of this strange object. Initially thought to be an interstellar comet, it was then designated as an interstellar asteroid. But when it picked up velocity as it departed our Solar System (a very comet-like thing to do), scientists could …
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2019-Apr-26, 02:34 AM
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Hmmm


After much consideration, Shmuel Bialy and Professor Abraham Loeb of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) proposed that ‘Oumuamua could in fact be an artificial object (possibly an alien probe).



Based on its likely origin, this discovery could have profound implications concerning the study of how life originated here on Earth.



Beyond the implications this study could have for the spread of life throughout the cosmos (aka. panspermia) and the abundance of interstellar objects in our Solar System (and others), this study presents a new detection method from which it will be possible to infer the composition of interstellar objects.