An ‘alien spacecraft’ could be sending probes to explore the planets of our solar system, including Earth, according to a report signed by an astronomer at Harvard University and a director of the US Pentagon.
The six-page report, entitled ‘Physical constraints on unidentified aerial phenomena’was co-written by Dr. Sean Kirkpatrickdirector of the Pentagon’s UFO unit called the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office, and the chairman of the Harvard Department of Astronomy, Professor Abraham Avi Loeb.
In the article, the scientist and the senior American intelligence official hypothesized that aliens may have sent a long time ago a “mothership” around the galaxy, with the ability to launch its own smaller probes to visit the planets, interesting places it passes, including Earth.
They argued that six months before the Oumuamua object, a mysterious interstellar object that visited and left our solar system in 2017, passed through our solar system, a small, meter-wide meteorite called IM2 fell to Earth, a rocky object for which an origin outside the solar system has also been proposed.
Although the two objects are unrelated, scientists have speculated that “The coincidences between some orbital parameters of ‘Oumuamua’ and ‘IM2’ lead us to consider the possibility that an artificial interstellar object is potentially a mother ship, releasing small probes during its approach to Earth. An operational construction not very different from the ones NASA missions.”
These probes, which experts describe as “dandelion seeds”they can “separate from the mother ship by the Sun’s gravitational pull or maneuverability”. Loeb and Kirkpatrick estimate that these dandelion seeds have a recognition function. Being so small, they could reach Earth undetected by available telescopes, as they would not reflect enough sunlight.
“These tiny probes would reach Earth or other planets in the solar system for exploration, as the flagship passes within a fraction of the separation between Earth and the Sun, just as ‘Oumuamua did before it left our system.”, say the authors of the book. the draft. “Equipped with a large surface-to-mass parachute, the technological ‘dandelion seeds’ can slow down in Earth’s atmosphere to avoid burning up and then pursue their targets wherever they land,” added.
They wrote that current sky-scanning telescopes such as the James Webb Space Telescope would miss such small objects, while ‘our deep space radars and spacefence’ could detect UFOs from meters long to 36,000 km in the air and therefore we must be aware of them. “Such objects can also become optically detectable as they approach Earth, especially if they create a fireball as a result of their friction with the air,” they wrote.
In an interview with The Mail Online, Loeb said his team at Harvard, where he now serves as director of the Institute for Theory and Computation, is currently using a large telescope on campus to scan the skies for probes or other UFOs, and they are planning to install a second telescope in the coming months as part of its Galileo Project.
“We’re just increasing the odds hypothetically”Loeb said. “NASA is now designing things that will land on Mars in the form of a parachute. These are things we are planning and should consider as possibilities for other civilizations. Our planet is not unique. There are billions of Earth-like planets in the Milky Way galaxy .So why do we think this is unusual?”
“I haven’t seen data to prove any of that. It’s just a possibility. But with Project Galileo we’re starting to collect data now and we’re going to analyze it, but it’s too early to say anything”anticipated.
Loeb is also the founder of Project Galileo, which aims to use high-resolution telescopes and artificial intelligence algorithms to detect and photograph UFOs around Earth, and came under the spotlight a few years ago after claiming that comet Oumuamua, which passed by our solar system in 2017, could in fact be an alien probe and has written several books on the possibility of extraterrestrial life.
Aliens would not be on the mothership
Researchers also believe that planets in our solar system, such as Mars, Venus or Earth, could be interesting planets to study, especially our planet, due to the presence of liquid water. However, they also suggest that there would be no crew on this alleged mothership and that it would be very difficult for these possible aliens to communicate with the exploration probes, DW reported.
Taking into account that there are many stars and planets that formed millions of years before our Sun, the authors propose that this alien civilization could have been extinct and sent probes before forming on Earth. That would be similar to “check our mailbox for packages that have accumulated over time, even if the senders are no longer alive”Loeb explained.
While it is extremely difficult or unlikely that these two researchers can prove what they say in their report, the fact remains that the Pentagon has recently shown an interest in unidentified flying objects. Since the recent founding of the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office, the Pentagon office has opened more than 360 new investigations into alleged encounters with Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs) reported by US military personnel.
*Text originally published on the site Perfil Argentina.
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