Shmuel Bialy and Abraham Loeb, two astronomers from Harvard Smithsonian made an interesting observation recently. According to them, the mysterious interstellar rock Oumuamua might be a proof that aliens exist. The scientists claim to have noticed signs that the asteroid is part of a light-driven probe. This means that we could be looking at the reminiscences of a reconnaissance mission conducted by extraterrestrials.
The asteroid was spotted out of the Earth’s solar system last September
The mysterious rock drew the scientists’ attention because of its unusual behaviour outside our solar system. Last year, in September, when they noticed it, the asteroid was moving at a high speed when the normal tendency would be to slow down.
At first, the observers thought that the rock is acting so strange because a gas was released inside it. After they looked deeper into the matter, the astronomers realized that if Oumuamua were a comet with abnormal gas releases, the object would have to spin throughout the space.
With all the speed, the asteroid remained flat, so Bialy and Loeb reached the conclusion that Oumuamua is actually activated by the sunlight. How is that possible? The light exerts its force on the rock’s surface and this powers the asteroid on.
The ”transportation force” is enough to move an alien probe throughout the Universe
The findings suggest interesting facts. The astronomers who are looking into the matter say that they are seriously considering an idea that might seem crazy to others: aliens might have built the Oumuamua.
Another conclusion is that the object has a perfect thickness and it can withstand collisions with planetary forces, gas or space dust and still remain as light as it could travel. Bialy and Loeb’s work could mean the first steps towards finding answers to complicated questions.