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A study of a large, elongated rocky object "Omuamaa" flying in the solar system with "strange acceleration" can be a strange cosmic statue.
In an article published on November 12 by two Harvard scientists in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, Omuumua argued that "extraterrestrial civilization can be a well-functioning probe intentionally sent close to the Earth."
Last year, Omu Anua was discovered for the first time near the Sun at the Maui Observatory. That is why the native Hawaiian language, Omuamua, means "recognition." The scientists were embarrassed by this discovery.
Soon, it was argued that the peculiar shapes and speeds of poetry sent them out of extraterrestrial civilizations. No radio waves detected. There is a comet, but comets usually have a tail, but Omuamua has no tail.
Harvard, director of astronomy, Abi Loeb and PhD student Schuell Biale, again raised the possibility of a foreign spacecraft or spacecraft.
The "controversy" of Omuomia's movements consists in the fact that "Omuomuya is not an accidental trajectory, but rather a probe that pursues the goal" – they argued. Roeb explained in an e-mail to Universe Today that it could be a probe sent intentionally to the "purpose of exploration inside the solar system."
It is also possible that a naturally occurring phenomenon can fly in the universe. Or it could be a foreign spacecraft using "artificial" sailing light technology that carries star photons to fuel, he says.
"There is some data on the trajectory of this object, which can not be explained otherwise." So I wrote a document to suggest this explanation. "The approach I have taken in this matter is purely scientific and justified," said Loeb to the Boston Globe.
In an e-mail to Boston Globe, Andrew Simion of the SETI Research Center in Berkeley said the article was "very interesting."
"The cautious inference about observational anomalies, such as those found in Omuumua, is that we make new discoveries in astrophysics, which is an amazing discovery, like the discovery of an intelligent creature from Earth."
But SETI's main astronomer, Seth Shostak, said in an e-mail to NBC: "You should not blindly accept this clever hypothesis when there is a mysterious possibility of a comet or asteroid appearing at a distance."
Omu Amua is the first extraterrestrial object in the solar system. She is distant now and it seems that she can not meet again.
* Huff Post is translated from the American post.