Oumuamua is one of the strangest objects ever spotted in the outer space. Ever since astronomers saw it for the first time they started wondering what it is and whether it is dangerous for our planet. Their concern was also caused by the fact that Oumuamua nearly hit the sun when it passed by it.
Even if humanity got to have a close look at an object coming from unknown whereabouts, scientists still don’t know much about the unusual item. However, things became even more complicated this year, because the interstellar visitor made people talk about alien life forms and their spaceships.
An innovative and courageous astronomer claims that Oumuamua could be an artificial structure
In November this year, Avi Loeb, head astronomer at Harvard University was a co-author for a paper that talks about Oumuamua. The work is based on the idea that the strange item might not be a comet or far-away asteroid, but it could be an artificial structure. In case you are thinking about an extraterrestrial transport mean built by superior life forms you are right!
This theory intrigues both scientists and ordinary people interested in this subject. It looks like astronomers analysed Oumuamua’s features, trajectory and tendency and their findings made Loeb and his colleague think that aliens might have crafted the mysterious form.
According to the team that is currently studying Oumuamua, if we are talking about an extraterrestrial creation, then the spacecraft was built for capturing the sunlight’s force. Besides, the object has an unusual elongated shape and seems to be moved by an invisible push. These details only arise more questions, but scientists are still studying Oumuamua.
We can’t predict what astronomers will discover, but let’s hope that humanity will keep calm if it turns out that the object is a sign of extraterrestrial existence. In any case, further research needs to be done for finding out the answers to all the people’s questions.
Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.