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Apparently aliens are trying to talk to us by sending a cigar-shaped object through space

Apparently aliens are trying to talk to us by sending a cigar-shaped object through space

There is a cigar-shaped object floating through the Earth's solar system and it might be an alien spacecraft

ET get ready to phone home because, according to astronomers from Harvard University, an alien species may be attempting to communicate with us. The object has been nicknamed 'Oumuamua' which is Hawaiian for "a messenger that reaches out from the distant past" and was discovered a year ago by a telescope in Hawaii. There has been a debate over where it came from for the last year and now the conclusion is that it is likely of "artificial origin."

 Photo courtesy of ESO

Photo courtesy of ESO

The researchers at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have released a new paper saying that "Oumuamua may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization." The theory is backed up by the objects unexpected boost in speed and ability to travel through the Earth's solar system and then back out of it. The paper continued by saying that if the object is considered as having an artificial origin, "Oumuamua is a light sail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment," meaning that it could be using solar radiation to journey through space.

Abraham Loeb, who wrote the paper on the object, mentioned that this is the first object ever to have been found in outer space that has clearly originated elsewhere. He concludes by saying that "it is exciting to live at a time when we have the scientific technology to search for evidence of alien civilizations."

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