(INTELLIHUB) — In an op-ed on Wednesday, Harvard University astronomer Avi Loeb wrote that the interstellar object ‘Oumuamua may be an alien beacon or probe that has already dropped sensors on Earth and activated surveillance.
The astronomer questions if it’s possible that ‘Oumuamua and the sensors could send and receive signals back and forth through a specific frequency.
“If some UAP turn out to be extraterrestrial technology, they could be dropping sensors for a subsequent craft to tune into,” writes the professor. “What if ‘Oumuamua is such a craft?”
In his writing, Loeb calls for more stargazers to film the heavens as things ramp up.
“But rather than simply wonder about possible scenarios, we should collect better scientific data and clarify the nature of UAP,” he writes. “This can be done by deploying state-of-the-art cameras on wide-field telescopes that monitor the sky. The sky is not classified; only government-owned sensors are.”
Moreover, he explains how there can only be two possibilities for Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon sightings. One being that UAPs originate from off-world or two being that UAPs originate terrestrially.
However, going along with possibility number two, that UAPs originate terrestrially, we have to consider the possibility that military technology has become so great that spaceships will be commonplace in the skies of Earth.
“At this time, the possibility that any UAP are extraterrestrial is highly speculative,” writes the astronomer. “But if we entertain this possibility for fun, then the tumbling motion of ‘Oumuamua could potentially have been meant to scan signals from all viewing directions.”
Loeb is the author of Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, available at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s website hmbooks.com.
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