- A new project will search for alien civilizations and technologies using Earth-based telescopes.
- Researchers plan to look for unidentified aerial phenomena in the atmosphere that could be aliens.
- Harvard physicist Avi Loeb leads the project. He thinks the interstellar object ‘Oumuamua was an alien ship.
When the first interstellar object ever observed, ‘Oumuamua, careened past Earth in 2017, it seemed to be accelerating. That’s not what most space rocks do — which is in part why Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb says ‘Oumuamua was an alien spaceship.
Although most researchers agree that the object was a space rock — either a comet or piece of a tiny planet — Loeb thinks there are countless other objects like ‘Oumuamua whizzing by our planet, some of which could come from aliens, too. So he launched a program to find them.
On Monday, Loeb announced an initiative called the Galileo