This artist’s impression shows the first-known interstellar object to visit the solar system, ‘Oumuamua. Photo:  European Southern Obervatory/M. Kornmesser/ Reuters This artist’s impression shows the first-known interstellar object to visit the solar system, ‘Oumuamua. Photo:  European Southern Obervatory/M. Kornmesser/ Reuters
This artist’s impression shows the first-known interstellar object to visit the solar system, ‘Oumuamua. Photo: European Southern Obervatory/M. Kornmesser/ Reuters
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Do we have proof aliens exist? Interstellar object ‘Oumuamua ‘the first sign of intelligent life’, says Harvard professor

  • A seemingly self-propelled object that visited our solar system in 2017 may be the first sign of intelligent life beyond Earth, says one astronomer
  • ‘People found it unacceptable to discuss this possibility,’ Avi Loeb says, but he has stood by his claim, and explains the reasoning for it in a new book

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This artist’s impression shows the first-known interstellar object to visit the solar system, ‘Oumuamua. Photo:  European Southern Obervatory/M. Kornmesser/ Reuters This artist’s impression shows the first-known interstellar object to visit the solar system, ‘Oumuamua. Photo:  European Southern Obervatory/M. Kornmesser/ Reuters
This artist’s impression shows the first-known interstellar object to visit the solar system, ‘Oumuamua. Photo: European Southern Obervatory/M. Kornmesser/ Reuters
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