Scientists believe they may have spotted an alien spacecraft in our solar system

Harvard researchers think object may have been sent by alien civilization

According to Harvard scientists, we may not be alone in our solar system. A “unique object” was discovered travelling at 196,000 mph on October 19, 2017 by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii.

The object has been described as “a dark red highly-elongated metallic or rocky object, about 400 metres long, and is unlike anything normally found in the solar system.” Researchers named the object “Oumuamua,” which means “a messenger that reaches out from the distant past” in Hawaiian.

“‘Oumuamua’ may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization,” researchers at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics wrote in a new study.

The scientists also noted that light-sails with similar dimensions have originated on earth. Still, the object’s speed and “unusual geometry” lend credence to the theory that it originated elsewhere.

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Image via ESO/M. Kornmesser