Aliens in solar system may be launching probes to Earth, one has already fallen to planet - Pentagon
There may be alien craft in our solar system launching their own probes to Earth to study the planet. In all likelihood, representatives of alien life do what NASA does when studying other planets.
This is stated in a draft research report authored by the director of the Pentagon's Office of Anomalous Phenomena Investigation (AARO) Sean Kirkpatrick and the head of the Department of Astronomy at Harvard University Avi Loeb.
AARO was established in July 2022 and is responsible for tracking objects in the sky, underwater and in space - or objects that have the ability to move from one area to another.
The report generally focused on the physics of unidentified aerial phenomena, i.e. UFOs.
"An artificial interstellar object has the potential to be a mothership that emits many small probes during its close flyby of Earth," the report said.
The researchers noted that such technology for exploring other worlds is not too different from that used by NASA. Probes, according to the report, can independently detach from the mothership under the influence of the tidal gravitational force of the Sun or due to maneuvers carried out by the carrier object.
One such spacecraft that launched probes to Earth, researchers believe, could be a space object called Oumuamua. It was discovered on October 19, 2017, using Pan-STARRS telescopes.
Oumuamua had a cigar shape, looked flat and was moving away from the Sun. Scientists were interested that the object did not have a comet tail, so they assumed that Oumuamua is an artificial object.
The report also notes an interesting coincidence with Oumuamua. Six months before it made its approach to Earth, a meter-long interstellar meteor called IM2 fell on our planet. What's interesting is that this meteor had an identical speed relative to the Sun and a similar cigar-shape to Oumuamua.
"With proper design, these probes could reach Earth or other planets in the solar system to investigate when the mothership would fly past them at a distance less than the distance between Earth and the Sun - just as Oumuamua did," according to the report's authors.
The researchers also explain why the "sputtering" probes were not noticed by astronomers on Earth. They believe that such mini-probes "do not reflect enough sunlight for existing survey telescopes to notice them."
Earlier OBOZREVATEL told about the report of Ukrainian astronomers, who said that since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia in Ukraine began to record a significant number of unidentified flying objects flying much higher than existing drones. Airplanes, on the other hand, have not flown over Ukraine since February 2022.