A Harvard professor says an alien visited in 2017 and more are coming

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When the first sign of intelligent life first visits us from space, it won’t be a giant saucer hovering over New York. More likely, it will be an alien civilization’s trash. 

Avi Loeb, the chair of Harvard’s Department of Astronomy, believes he’s already found some of that garbage. 

In his upcoming book, “Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), out Jan. 26, the professor lays out a compelling case for why an object that recently wandered into our solar system was not just another rock but actually a piece of alien technology. 

The object in question traveled toward our solar system from the direction of Vega, a nearby star 25 light-years away, and intercepted our solar system’s orbital plane on Sept. 6, 2017. 

On Sept. 9, its trajectory brought it closest to the sun. At the end of September, it blasted at about 58,900 miles per hour past Venus’ orbital distance, and then, on Oct. 7, it shot past Earth’s before “moving swiftly toward the constellation Pegasus and the blackness beyond,” Loeb writes in the book. 

The object was first spotted by an observatory in Hawaii containing the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) — the highest definition telescope on earth. 

The space object was dubbed ‘Oumuamua (pronounced “oh moo ah moo ah”), which is Hawaiian for — roughly — “scout.” 

As space travelers go, it was relatively small at just about 100 yards long, but it was a big deal in the scientific community. 

For starters, it was the first interstellar object ever detected inside our solar system. Judging from the object’s trajectory, astronomers concluded it was not bound by the sun’s gravity — which suggested it was just traveling through. 

No crisp photos could be taken, but astronomers were able to train their telescopes on the object for 11 days, collecting reams of other data.


At first, scientists thought it was an ordinary comet. But Loeb said that assumption ran the risk of allowing “the familiar to define what we might discover.” 

“What would happen if a caveman saw a cellphone?” he asked. “He’s seen rocks all his life, and he would have thought it was just a shiny rock.” 

Loeb soon opened his mind to another possibility: It was not a comet but discarded tech from an alien civilization. (nypost)

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  • ANTON Monday, 04 January 2021 04:20 PM

    EVEN IN 2021, WE HAVE THE SAME SET OF ALIENS IN OUR PARLIAMENT.

    Trump the Tramp Monday, 04 January 2021 04:34 PM

    They were looking for signs of Trump on earth!!

    Navin Monday, 04 January 2021 08:40 PM

    When a Professor from the number one University on this planet says so, we have to take it seriously. But look at the comments, disgraceful simple minded people.

    Kuthbuddin Monday, 04 January 2021 09:06 PM

    Yes and Santa was having a ball with his rain dear gimkana to sell his book.

    Lucifer Monday, 04 January 2021 10:31 PM

    I thought the US just got-rid of a zero intelligent piece of garbage as President and his entire trashy administration.

    Nissanka Seneviratne Wednesday, 06 January 2021 11:23 AM

    You mean the book Qur'an


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