Astronomers from Harvard University have suggested that the mysterious cigar-shaped object, nicknamed ‘Oumuamua, meaning “a messenger that reaches out from the distant past” in Hawaiian, spotted tumbling through our solar system last year may have been an alien spacecraft sent to investigate Earth. “Oumuamua may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization,” they wrote in the paper, which has been submitted to the Astrophysical Journal Letters. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“The theory is based on the object’s ‘excess acceleration,’ or its unexpected boost in speed as it traveled through and ultimately out of our solar system in January. ‘Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that ‘Oumuamua is a light sail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment,’ wrote the paper’s authors, suggesting that the object could be propelled by solar radiation,” reports CNN.