Friday, November 09, 2018
"We Are Not Alone": Is Oumuamua a spaceship from a dead alien civilization?
“We Are Not Alone”, Is Oumuamua an alien space ship? Is the civilization that could have sent it still around?
Clixroom presents an interview with a Harvard professor.
Interesting facts: It accelerates more than the Sun can account for; it has a constant spin so it is not outgassing like a comet. It has the reflectivity of a light sail.
But we did not get signals from the objec
The professor suggest we look for planets with dead civilizations.
The object seems to have come from an M-star, which may be one of the more stable ones without excess variation in solar radiation. Such a star’s planets would be tidally locked. That suggests such a planet would have been inhabited as a satellite civilization from somewhere else, a premise of Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” (2012).
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