In 2018, Professor Avi Loeb stated that the asteroid Oumuamua is likely an alien spacecraft and is of interstellar origin. In the scientific world, this information caused a tremendous scandal.
The man who chaired Harvard’s astronomy department for nearly ten years was mocked and given no respect. He still maintains, however, that his theory is supported by substantial evidence and has not been challenged by anyone more than four years later. And he makes a call to start exploring these items in the cosmos.
Using Pan-STARRS1, Canadian astronomer Robert Weryk observed Oumuamua in 2017 as he crossed Earth from the Haleakala Observatory in Hawaii.
Because this asteroid was elongated and dazzling, differentiating it from other asteroids, scientists had no idea what its composition was. Scientists initially believed it to be a comet, but it had no gas tail. The more investigation that was done, the more disconcerting it became.
After analyzing this information, Professor Loeb and his collaborator Shmuel Bailey proposed the extremely audacious theory that “Oumuamua was spawned by an alien civilization” in 2018. Perhaps it was a piece of a larger spacecraft wandering in interstellar space, he speculated.
In the same year, Mr. Loeb proposed that there could be a quadrillion alien spacecraft in our solar system alone. Each volume that is approximately the size of Earth’s orbit around the Sun must contain one.
Compared to the vastness of space, this area appears to be very small. So that implies that there’s a quadrillion of them inside the Oort cloud, which is a lot of them in the inner solar system. They are everywhere,” he said.
How many additional Oumuamuas may there be in the solar system and its surroundings as of 2022, Mr. Loeb improved his ideas.
This conclusion was made in a recent paper by Loeb and Carson Ezell, two Harvard astronomers, which was released in September 2022 but has yet to undergo peer review.
According to their calculations, there could be as many Oumuamua-like objects as 4,000,000,000,000,000,000 (or 4 quintillion).
Extraterrestrial bodies that appear to be heading towards the “habitable zone” of the solar system, which is closer to our Sun, are represented by the smallest number, 4 quintillion.
Astronomers can see a passing object in the region where Earth orbits. Mr. Loeb does not claim that there are quintillion alien spacecraft in the Milky Way.
He just advised that we should be open to the possibility rather than claiming that “Oumuamua is a manned spacecraft or a robotic probe.”
The interstellar meteors CNEOS 2014-01-08 and CNEOS 2017-03-09, the interstellar object Oumuamua and the interstellar comet Borisov are the first four interstellar objects that have been discovered in the last ten years, according to their research.
Given the size and distance of objects, the detection rate of interstellar objects depends on the detection sensitivity.
The population of alien ships is therefore different from what Loeb and Ezell predicted. It is the possible population of artificial or extraterrestrial ships. They state: “One can estimate the density of such objects in the solar neighborhood and the total number of such objects constrained by the Milky Way’s thin disk using recent interstellar object detection rates and known capabilities.”
Loeb and Ezell took into account how little of the galaxy we can detect with our sensors, which isn’t much, to estimate how many additional Oumuamua-identical objects might be out there in the dark, having traveled from a nearby star in the system.
In fact, they had two numbers in mind. One for all extrasolar objects, including those that are zigzagging erratically around the solar system and unlikely to enter our telescopes’ field of view. 40,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 is an incredible number (or 40 decillion).
Search for extraterrestrial spaceships
One of the most competent individuals giving legitimacy to the UFO investigation is Professor Avi Loeb. He guarantees that nothing in his Galileo Project will be secret and that progress will be shared transparently with the public. It claims that Project Galileo will publish all its information about terrestrial, planetary and extraterrestrial objects by the year 2023.
The Pentagon released its UFO footage in 2021, shortly after the announcement of Project Galileo. At the time, Dr. Loeb stated that the scientific community should interpret what we see in our sky because politicians and the military are not trained scientists.
The discovery of technology from extraterrestrial civilizations, in the opinion of Dr. Loeb, would have a significant effect on humanity. Your Project Galileo will look for these artifacts close to the planet.
Dr. Loeb stated that Project Galileo began testing a collection of devices that would observe that sky and process the data using artificial intelligence algorithms in his recent conversation with TOE’s Curt Jaimungal.
He added: “We will start collecting data in places where there are reports of these objects [UAP ] by 2023. We are already conducting the study for the third branch of the Galileo projects, and we should be able to say that it is a phishing expedition.
Along with Jeff Bezos, Bill Nelson and Avril Haines, director of national intelligence, Dr. Loeb attended the Ignatius Forum at the Washington National Cathedral on November 10, 2021.
He had a chance to question Haines about her opinions on the nature of UAPs, and she replied without hesitation that she didn’t know.
— Vicky Verma (@Unexplained2020) September 18, 2022
The Harvard professor invites scientists to participate in these activities because he is dissatisfied with the government’s investigation of the phenomenon. Only the sensors the government uses are secret, which is why the data is classified while the sky itself is not.
To do science, Project Galileo will strive to create a data stream accessible to anyone. The data will be of excellent quality and available to everyone.
The book “Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth” was published in January 2021 by Dr. Loeb. He reiterates his claims that Oumuamua is a man-made alien object.
In a Scientific American editorial in June, he made a clear connection between his Oumuamua concept and the government’s growing investigation of unexplained aerial phenomena.
Loeb also brought up the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, which is being built in Chile. With a 3.2 billion-pixel camera, the observatory, due to open in 2023, should be able to observe the entire southern sky. every four days.
According to Loeb, a high-resolution snapshot might be able to distinguish a fabricated object from a nitrogen glacier, a hydrogen iceberg or a dust bunny, showing screws and bolts on its surface.