Remember ‘Oumuamua?

If you don’t, it was that strange object that entered, then rapidly exited, our solar system back in October of 2017.

The object had a strange shape and seemed to not exhibit the usual movements associated with debris/comets passing through our area.

This artist’s impression shows the first interstellar asteroid, `Oumuamua. Observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was travelling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It seems to be a dark red highly-elongated metallic or rocky object, about 400 metres long, and is unlike anything normally found in the Solar System.

The object captured the imagination of scientists as well as the public and some even wondered if what we were seeing might not be a natural phenomena but maybe, just maybe, an artificial object.

An alien spacecraft.

Could it be?

While a few scientists thought it possible, its fair to say many didn’t.

Unfortunately, the object was gone well before more sophisticated measurements/views of the object could be accomplished and, for now, all these scientists can do is go over whatever observations/measurements they managed back in 2017 and speculate.

One scientist, Harvard professor Avi Loeb, has written a novel concerning ‘Oumuamua and it is his opinion that the mysterious object might well be an alien vessel, specifically one which moved through the cosmos using solar sails.

Over on salon.com, Mr. Loeb is interviewed and offers his reasons for thinking this object might be more than just a natural phenomena.

It’s a great read, if you’re interested, so click on the below link!

Why physicist Avi Loeb thinks there’s a “serious possibility” that ‘Oumuamua was an alien spacecraft