A Harvard professor claimed that an alien visited the Earth a few years ago, traveling toward our solar system from the direction of Vega on Sept. 6, 2017. Avi Loeb, the chair of Harvard’s Department of Astronomy, also claimed the scientific community had found some of the alien civilization’s “trash” after the alleged visit.

Loeb said the object that wandered into our solar system in 2017 was not just another rock but a piece of alien technology. He said the object intercepted the orbital plane of our solar system on Sept. 6, 2017 before its trajectory brought it closest to the sun three days later. At the end of the month, he said it exploded at about 58,900 miles per hour past the orbital distance of Venus, and then on Oct. 7, it shot past the Earth before moving toward the Pegasus constellation.

An observatory in Hawaii containing the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) first spotted the object in Hawaii in September 2017. Dubbed as “Oumuamua,” the Hawaiian term of “scout,” the object was just about 100 yards long, according to space travelers.

Despite its relatively insignificant size, the object was a big deal in the scientific community because it was the first interstellar object ever detected inside our solar system. Astronomers also observed that it was not bound by the sun’s gravity, suggesting it was only traveling through.

Loeb said scientists initially thought that the object was just an ordinary comet, but he said the assumption rank the risk of “allowing the familiar to define what we might discover.” “What would happen if a caveman saw a cellphone?” he said. “He’s seen rocks all his life, and he would have thought it was just a shiny rock,” he added.

Loeb said the object’s dimensions, trajectory, and other characteristics clearly showed it was not just a comet. He said its brightness unusually varied tenfold every eight hours, and that it was at least five to ten times longer than its wide. “This would make Oumuamua’s geometry more extreme by at least a few times in aspect ratio—or its width to its height—than just the most extreme asteroids or comets that we have ever seen,” he explained.

The Harvard professor also revealed that Oumuamua was unusually bright and was at least ten times more reflective than typical asteroids or comets in our solar system. However, the anomaly that pushed him toward his E.T. hypothesis was the way the object moved. “The excess push away from the sun—that was the thing that broke the camel’s back,” he said.

Prof. Avi Loeb is set to reveal more about Oumuamua in his book, “Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth,” which is set for release on Jan. 26.

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