(ORDO NEWS) — The interstellar object that flew through the solar system on October 19, 2017, may not have been a comet. This opinion was expressed by the head of the department of astronomy at Harvard, Dr. Avi Loeb.
He clarified that it was rather an alien technology, with the help of which the aliens tried to contact people. The scientist explained his position by the “strangeness” of a passing celestial body. In particular, according to him, it moved unevenly, which is not at all typical for comets.
In 2019, researchers at the University of Maryland published a research paper that also talks about Oumuamua’s weirdness. That is the name of the comet, writes Vice. For example, astronomers have noted the elongated shape of a celestial body and its unusual trajectory.
However, scientists also doubted that this is an alien technology. In their opinion, some “oddities” are not enough for such conclusions. Co-author Matthew Knight added: “I was taught not to think in absolute terms, so I can’t say with 100% certainty that they weren’t aliens.”
It is noted that there have been other studies. In them, scientists proved and refuted the hypothesis that Oumuamua is associated with aliens. Loeb, in turn, stressed that he was not trying to use the “loopholes” and fill them with assumptions. He said scientists just have to admit all versions.
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