THURSDAY, JANUARY 7TH, 2021.-
Harvard astronomer considers 'Oumuamua an object created by aliens; will defend his thesis in a book
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Abraham "Avi" Loeb, chief astronomer at Harvard University, will publish at the end of January a book illustrating his controversial thesis on artificial origin for the interstellar object known as 'Oumuamua.
In the book Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth in its original version, Loeb argues that the discovery of the aforementioned rare space object in an elongated way three years ago (2017) means that "our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star."
In late 2017, scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed an object that rose through our indoor solar system, moving so fast that it could only have come from another star.
Avi Loeb, who also runs the Institute of Theory and Computing, studied the object and concluded that it was not an asteroid. "It moved too fast along a strange orbit and left no trace of gas or debris in its wake. There was only one conceivable explanation: the object was a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization," recounts the book's promotional sheet.
In this work, loeb emphasizes, Loeb takes readers to the "exciting story of the first interstellar visitor to be sighted in our solar system". It describes its controversial theory and its profound implications: for science, for religion and for the future of our species and our planet.
"A mind-blowing journey through the confines of science, space-time and human imagination, Extraterrestrial challenges readers to target the stars and think critically about what's out there, no matter how strange it may seem," he adds.
However, other scientists disputed the hypothesis of an artificial origin for 'Oumuamua, arguing that natural phenomena may explain their strange behavior.