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Harvard Scientists Say Mysterious Cigar-Shaped Object 'Oumuamua May Have Been Alien Spacecraft

Thursday 08/November/2018 - 11:01 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Moamar
Scientists from Harvard University are not ruling out the possibility that 'Oumuamua، the cigar-shaped interstellar object، was actually an alien spacecraft، AS THE Technical Times said
Last fall، 'Oumuamua (meaning: a messenger from afar) zipped through the inner Solar System. It was first spotted by astronomers at the Panoramic Survey and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) in Hawaii in October. 2017.

'Oumuamua is the first ever confirmed interstellar object in the Solar System. Scientists are yet to pinpoint where exactly in the universe the passerby has come from and identify the circumstances that led it to travel the cosmos.

However، Avi Loeb and colleagues have proposed an idea: 'Oumuamua might actually have been an alien spacecraft. The chair of the astronomy department at Harvard authored a new study that explains their crazy hypothesis that answers why the interstellar object was، in many ways، extraordinary.
"That is a prejudice that we shouldn't have،" Loeb told Space. "Science should be open-minded."

Loeb and his colleagues have so many reasons why they would think 'Oumuamua is an alien spacecraft that visited the solar system. For one، its shape is unique from anything that anyone has seen before. Because it was traveling so fast، scientists had not been able to capture a resolved image of the object before it flew out of the solar system.

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