POCAHONTAS CO., WV (BY: ALAN ADAMSON, TECHTIMES.com) – Astronomers will use one of the largest telescopes in the world to take a closer look at a mysterious object that speeds through the solar system and find out if this has signs of alien technology.
Cigar-Shaped Interstellar Visitor
Scientists with the Breakthrough Listen project, which aims to find evidence of alien civilizations, will use the Green Bank telescope in West Virginia to listen for radio signals that may be broadcasted by the cigar-shaped object called Oumuamua that was first spotted in the solar system in October.
Observations made by astronomers who gathered data about the space rock showed that the asteroid is an unusual object characterized by unusual properties. Although scientists have long predicted that an interstellar visitor would pass in this region of the universe, they were not expecting something like this.
Sent By An Intelligent Alien Civilization?
Some researchers now consider the idea that Oumuamua may have been sent by intelligent extraterrestrial beings.
“The more I study this object, the more unusual it appears, making me wonder whether it might be an artificially made probe which was sent by an alien civilization,” said Harvard Astronomy professor Avi Loeb, who is also an adviser to the Breakthrough Listen project.