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read It could be a comet. An Asteroid. A hitherto unknown inter-stellar object, or even a far greater Sensation? Since then, the mysterious celestial body passed by the Hawaiian name Oumuamua a year ago to the earth and to the lenses of highly sensitive telescopes, is he astronomers. No one knows where this Ufo came from or what exactly it is. Now a leading researcher in the field, has postulated a sensational Thesis: the cosmic nomads, there could be an alien probe. And he himself was quite convinced.

“We will discuss the origins of such an object, including the possibility that it is a light sail of artificial origin,” writes Abraham Loeb in a publication about 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua), as the body is, according to the official decision of the International Astronomical Union. Already at the beginning of November he has made a draft with his colleague Shmuel Bialy, written Papers online. 12. November to appear in this study in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Pre-Loeb marketed his theories as the “scientific world premiere” at the Falling Walls conference in Berlin, to meet annually on the day of the fall of the Berlin wall, international Stars from the science to the discourse.

Loeb is not just anyone, but he directs the Institute for astronomy at the elite Harvard University in the US Cambridge. And, also important: The physicist is part of the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative, which wants to send a Mission to as seen from earth, the nearest star system, Alpha Centauri. What he now writes about Oumuamua, so really the long-awaited discovery of extraterrestrial life? Or stuck behind the Hype of the current study, other motives?

as real as special effects in a Science-Fiction-Film

On 19. October 2017 had espied researchers 1I/2017 U1 in All, 33 million kilometres away from earth. Since then, the space Guild from the Brocken is fascinated. As backed up a little, as long Oumuamua wounds from the point of view of the telescopes resolutions. Is just: With him Astronomer and astronomers, for the first time a celestial object from a distant star system that is observed, visited our own solar system. And as you know, since June of this year, does not fall Oumuamua, but flies, and has even accelerated in addition, while he was in the vicinity of our sun (Nature: Micheli et al., 2018).

with Respect to the length of the cosmic Brocken is already uncertain. It measures 400 meters or 800 meters? What is its density? What is it, ice or Rock? Why, he looks like a comet, but has no tail? What caused the acceleration? He totter? And where exactly is the object come from? Also with regard to the Form of disagreement: Some say that it was like a cigar, for others, it looks more like a flat pancake. What had captured the telescopes to data on its shape, further helped only to a limited extent. According to the artistic representations, the currently circulating of Oumuamua are about as real as the special effects in Science Fiction movies. For the defence: Oumuamua is a novelty. There, it is understandable that it raises more questions than it provides answers.

There are especially its Form, reflection and movement to stimulate imagination. Never before has a body in space had been observed behaving in a well-Known so different than anything. And then Oumuamua comes from unknown climes. It’s there, if not obvious, at least possible that it is a interstellar space ship in alien? Such a flat design minimize finally, the friction with the gases and dust in space.

The story suggests that we should not read too much into such phenomena.

Seth Shostak, Director of Seti’s project

Abraham Loeb is not the Only one who pursued the idea of an alien space ship. By the end of 2017, researchers were researchers of the project “Breakthrough” lists with the Green Bank telescope launched in a bugging, just like the Alien seekers of Seti, short for search for extraterrestrial intelligence with radio telescopes. “We have studied Oumuamua with the Allen Telescope Array and would have been able to track down every radio transmitter with the strength of a mobile phone or more,” said Seti Director Seth Shostak in a discussion with TIME ONLINE. But neither he nor anyone else heard a telltale noise. “In addition, the colors of the object with an asteroid or comet.” Shostak tends, therefore, to the assumption that it is Oumuamua an entirely natural object.

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said Alone the unusual acceleration on its journey past the sun, could bring one to the fact that an extraterrestrial civilization had sent the object deliberately to the earth, Shostak. “But history suggests that we should not read too much into such phenomena.” Different Pioneer probes, Nasa’s, which were the beginning of the seventy years, shot into space and, among other things, the Jupiter should explore, had shown an extraordinary acceleration. Some of the language at the time of a unknown physics, which is applicable to fathom it. Then it turned out the cause for the anomaly was that the Interior of the probe had been heated. No new physics so.

another example is: “When in 1967 the first Pulsar was discovered, conjectured the discoverer and colleagues, behind it could put an alien existence,” says the Astrobiologist Douglas Vakoch, “because the source of radiation behaved Observed so different than anything to date.” In the course of the discovery of the following months, however, the astronomers showed by using your instruments more pulsars and astrophysics provided an explanation: they are neutron stars that rotate very fast, and a radio beam to emit that hits the earth in intervals short.


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