Earlier this week, the mysterious interstellar object Oumuamua returned to the headlines. It was not revealed because of new discoveries or studies because it went through the solar system as early as the end of 2017, but rather because of the new paper, that the non-so-subtle reference to the object was actually of foreign origin.
The paper, written by Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, tells the subject's behavior when it spun around the Sun and zoomed back into space. It emphasizes that the object seemed to accelerate when it was left, wrapping some vague suggestions that perhaps it was an alien ship or even a piece of Earth's space junk. All in the scientific community are unwilling to take the theory of nominal value.
Until now, there was really nothing to suggest that the cigar-shaped object was the work of aliens. It cruised our system very quickly, and even though the scientists went back and forth, whether it was an asteroid or comet, there was no evidence to support the explanation with aliens. The new paper does not change it but it tries to explain how the space machine's power system known as blond damage may be responsible for the object's acceleration.
Light is like a sailboat, only in space. The light beam is attached to another object and when it is filled with star-flowing material, it accumulates speed without using fuel. No one has yet built or tested a spotlight, but it did not prevent researchers from suggesting that it could be a plausible explanation for the rising speed of Oumuamua when it left the solar system.
This proposal and the fact that an alien civilization could have used the object to track our system or even explore the globe has provoked the ages of many.
"You have to understand that scientists are completely happy to publish an astonishing idea if they have the slightest possible pruning option," astrophysics Katie Mack said twist on twitter. "But in my area (Astrophysics / Cosmology) there is usually no disadvantage to publish something that is (a) somewhat interesting and (b) not completely excluded, whether it is" right " answer".
He is not alone, and other scientists have weighed their own doubts about the theory. Simply put, there is no real smoking gun that screams "aliens" but is not too much to point it out is not. The result is a theory that sounds groundbreaking and unbelievable, but it is almost certainly a dream.