ALIENS may have dropped habitability detecting sensors onto Earth, according to a Harvard University professor.
Astronomer Avi Loeb thinks sightings of unexplained aerial phenomenon (UAPs) may be signs of aliens tracking us.
Loeb wrote a report for Scientific American detailing his theory.
He said: “If some UAP turn out to be extraterrestrial technology, they could be dropping sensors for a subsequent craft to tune into.
“What if ‘Oumuamua is such a craft?”
Oumuamua is the strange cigar shaped asteroid that passed near Earth in 2017.
No radio signals were detected coming from it but that didn’t stop scientists theorising that it could be an alien probe.
Loeb thinks recent UAP sightings and the passing of Oumuamua could be connected.
He thinks more scientists should be recording the sky to see if anything alien is really out there.
The term UAP is used throughout the article instead of UFO.
UAP is becoming an increasingly more popular phrase as some experts think UFO is too stigmatised and not taken seriously.
Loeb is well known for his purely-theoretical ideas on aliens and UAPs but he writes about them with confidence.
He thinks the UAPs in the news recently either have natural or alien explanations.
He explained in his article: “The Pentagon is about to deliver a report to Congress stating that some unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) are real but that their nature is unknown.
“If UAP originated from China or Russia and were a national security risk, their existence would have never been revealed to the public.
“Hence, it is reasonable to conclude that the U.S. government believes that some of these objects are not human in origin.
“This leaves two possibilities: either UAP are natural terrestrial phenomena or they are extraterrestrial in origin”
He also uses the piece to suggest the Oumuamua asteroid could be a probe that’s full of equipment that can pick up signals sent from alien sensors already dropped onto Earth.
Loeb thinks more research needs to be done in the areas that UAPs have been reported and that any analysis should be transparent and open.
What is Oumuamua?
Here’s what you need to know…
- Oumuamua is a cigar-shaped asteroid that sped past Earth in 2017
- Some boffins think the space rock was an alien probe sent by a distant civilisation
- It was spotted by scientists in Hawaii, and its name means ‘scout’ in Hawaiian
- Researchers involved in SETI- the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence – used a powerful dish to scan Oumuamua
- They found no signs of radio signals, suggesting it wasn’t an alien spaceship after all
- Recent research suggests that the object could have been ejected by a gas giant planet
- It’s now moving away from Earth so fast that we’re unlikely to ever find out
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