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Oumuamua: first alien solar-sail probe to visit the Solar System? (science video)

January 20, 2021 | By | Reply More
Oumuamua: first alien solar-sail probe to visit the Solar System? (science video)

Avi Loeb, the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science and astrophysicist at Harvard University, explains why in his new book, Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, he examines the evidence that our first interstellar visitor to be spotted in our solar system, Oumuamua, might be the first sign of intelligent life […]

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Avi Loeb, Harvard Professor of Astrophysics, on why the Oumuamua visitor was an alien light-sail craft (video).

January 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Avi Loeb, Harvard Professor of Astrophysics, on why the Oumuamua visitor was an alien light-sail craft (video).

Avi Loeb, Harvard Professor of Astrophysics, on why the Oumuamua visitor was more likely than not to have been a light-sail powered piece of alien tech – either a probe, or just a relay in a comms network – as well as why humanity and Earth really aren’t special; why our Sun is a relative […]

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Interstellar object Oumuamua might be alien probe, now solid hydrogen concept disproved (science news).

August 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Interstellar object Oumuamua might be alien probe, now solid hydrogen concept disproved (science news).

In 2018, the solar system experienced a visiting object flying by from interstellar space. The object, dubbed ‘Oumuamua, seemed to be long and thin — cigar-shape. Deep space scanners then showed it was accelerating for a fly-past of the solar system (rather than being captured by one of our planets or star’s gravity wells), with […]

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Was ‘Oumuamua’ a light sail probe visiting the Solar System? Dr. Avi Loeb chats.

November 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Was ‘Oumuamua’ a light sail probe visiting the Solar System? Dr. Avi Loeb chats.

Dr. Avi Loeb of Harvard University (as well as the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) does a little video about the background and science behind the oddness of the recent fly-through of the Oumuamua object, and why science suggests it might have been a solar sail probe of some sort on a fly-by.

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Oumuamua’s odd speed-up: NASA has one theory, UFOlogists, another.

June 27, 2018 | By | Reply More
Oumuamua’s odd speed-up: NASA has one theory, UFOlogists, another.

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based observatories, an international team of scientists have confirmed Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object to travel through our solar system, received a rather strange boost in speed and shift in trajectory as it passed through the inner solar system last year. “Our high-precision measurements of Oumuamua’s […]

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