Space object that entered Earth in October 2017 was ‘junk’ sent to us by aliens, claims Harvard Top Astronomer.
Harvard University astronomer has said that an extraterrestrial object skimmed through space close to Earth in 2017. According to the marketing summary of his book – ‘Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth‘, scientists at a Hawaiian observatory saw “an object soaring through our inner solar system, moving so quickly that it could only have been from another star.”
The object, named 1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua’ by Nasa, wasn’t a natural occurrence but a bit of space junk sent to us by aliens from another galaxy, Leob said.
According to Avi Loeb, Chair of Harvard University’s Astronomy Department, the search for alien life is not only a worthy cause but one that guarantees success, statistically speaking. There are at least four billion sunlike stars in the Milky Way alone, and scientists estimate that half of them are surrounded by Earth-like planets that could harbor life. The mathematical odds are against us being alone, and if you want more tangible evidence, a piece of alien intelligence might have already visited us recently, per Loeb’s research.
According to Loeb’s book excerpts, humanity had its first sign of extraterrestrial life’s existence when a 400m space rock entered the solar system’s orbit. This, according to Loebe, wasn’t an asteroid but alien garbage. The mysterious Oumuamua rock in 2017 had caused a stir on October 19, 2017, after it was detected by the University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS1 telescope at Observatory on Haleakala, Maui, funded by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Observations (NEOO) Program. The cigar-shaped rock was blazing past in the universe with the speed of 196,000 mph (87.3 km) and was first classified as a comet or an asteroid by NASA scientists.