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The mysterious, cylindrical interstellar object nicknamed Oumuamua could be just one of a mind-boggling QUADRILLION alien probes launched by an advanced extra-terrestrial civilisation, an eminent Harvard University scientist has said.

Avi Loeb, the chairman of the university’s Astronomy Department, made his sensational claims in an interview with the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. , the first interstellar object ever spotted passing through our solar system, was discovered by Robert Weryk using
telescope at the Haleakala Observatory in Hawaii on October 19, 2017, and was named after a Hawaiian word meaning “messenger sent from the distant past to reach out to us”. Since then, it has been the subject of intense speculation, especially as it so closely resembles an alien object which is the subject of science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke’s classic novel Rendezvous with Rama.
Dr Loeb said: “We have no way of knowing whether it’s active technology, or a spaceship that is no longer operative and is continuing to float in space. 

“But if Oumuamua was created together with a whole population of similar objects that were launched randomly, the fact that we discovered it means that its creators launched a quadrillion probes like it to every star in the .”

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Category: Science