Alien mothership in our solar system possible says Pentagon UFO chief
The object was given the name "Oumuamua" by scientists, which is Hawaiian for "scout,"
The chief of the Pentagon's unidentified aerial phenomena research division said in a report draft issued Tuesday that there is a chance that extraterrestrial motherships and smaller probes may be visiting planets in our solar system.
"An artificial interstellar object could potentially be a parent craft that releases many small probes during its close passage to Earth, an operational construct not too dissimilar from NASA missions," wrote Sean Kirkpatrick, director of the Pentagon's All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, in a study report co-authored by Abraham Loeb, chairman of the astronomy department at Harvard University.
The object was given the name "Oumuamua" by scientists, which is Hawaiian for "scout," and which Kirkpatrick and Loeb use in their study as an illustration of a potential mothership with probe capabilities.
According to the authors, "with perfect design, these tiny probes would reach the Earth or other solar system planets for research, when the parent vessel passes by within a fraction of the Earth-Sun separation" (exactly like "Oumuamua" did). Because the mini-probe spray does not reflect enough sunlight to be seen by current survey telescopes, astronomers would not be able to detect it.
The scientific report, "Physical Constraints on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena," comes after a month of intensive focus on unidentified flying objects, a stirring trend sparked when a Chinese spy balloon enthralled the nation by gliding across U.S. airspace. Subsequently, three more unidentifiable objects were discovered.
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