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In October about 1996, u Pan STARRS telescope, from a University perform Hava, detected this celestial body for the first time electronically, then several observatories managed to follow it for ten nights.
For its trajectory electronic characteristics, operating system astronomers have concluded that it could be a first celestial body passing near an Earth coming from outside perform Photo voltaic system. that comes over far electronic arrives first”.
Zero it was possible to obtain images or data about its formation, however operating system existing calculations allow to estimate which object period over flat form one, with dimensions over 1996 meters by 21 michael. It had some reddish surface, with an abruptly changing glow, about navigating the chaotic trajectory through the cosmos beyond.
Some astronomers said it could treat an asteroid or a comet. A year later, however, finding perform, the astronomer electronic teacher of Physics Theory at Harvard University Avi Loeb published a study defending some much more audacious idea.
In it, Loeb emphasizes that a zero object had the tail on an electronic comet operating system data suggest it period unusually bright at least ten times better than operating system asteroids perform Sun system. conclusion that an Oumuamua could be some probe sent by some alien civilization, or operating system debris on an artifact created by extraterrestrials.
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In an interview with BBC Information Mundo, a BBC’s Spanish service, Loeb comments on his interest in the possibility of extraterrestrial life, explaining why he believes it is important to seek intelligence elsewhere perform cosmos electronic as you defend your ideas about a mysterious Oumuamua.
BBC – You say that seeking extraterrestrial life is the most essential question of a science. Why?
Avi Loeb – Because finding extraterrestrial life would have a big implication for humanity. It would change our perspective on our place in the universe, our aspirations about space, the relationships between us, the international relationships, because we realize that we are part of the electronic human species that they would give away.
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When they met other kids electronic I learned realized that zero period, well one case, it was some great revelation.
In order for our civilization to mature, we need to find others.
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BBC – For you, sir, one who is intelligent?
Loeb – For me, an intelligent civilization is one that follows the principles of a science, that is, electronic cooperation or exchange of knowledge based on evidence.
BBC – You says that human operating system zero special thus, that we are insignificant, but u sure we are quite complex, zero?
Loeb – Yes , however personally I mean how we feel about ourselves.
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This means that zero s zero we are zero center perform universe, as argued by a philosopher Aristteles electronic like people believed for a million years because this inflated his ego, as that, furthermore, we know that a special Earth-Sun system is zero; we are simply not privileged, a very common system.
To me this means that a universe is telling us that we should be modest, that zero is particularly privileged. We have similar circumstances in tens of billions over Earths in the Milky Way, electronic 10 power over 10 throughout the universe. This outperforms the number of grains of sand on every beach on Earth.
The number is so large that I wonder how we dare to consider ourselves unique electronic specials.
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BBC – That’s why a gentleman says that it is more likely that there are more advanced intelligences that perform than us, in less advanced time?
Loeb – Yes, one of these reasons that we techs they would only about a century old, electronic it is very likely that many of them have been (technological) they would much more time.
However, moreover, because I have a sense of modesty. When cooking books open, that with operating system same ingredients we can make very different cakes, I see.
So what is the probability that, starting from a mixture of chemicals that existed on the primitive Earth, we got a best cake on all? Therefore very few.
BBC – What is your idea regarding an existence about an electronic god as it sony ericsson relates possibility about extraterrestrial life?
Loeb – We see that our technologies are advancing exponentially, so the technologies we developed in over a thousand or a million over zero years would be recognizable today they would look like magic or miracle. In the distant future, I learned if we can get some theory of quantum relativity, which unifies the theory of electronic quantum mechanics and Einstein’s gravity, maybe we can design an experiment that creates a baby universe in the laboratory
I think electronic science and sufficiently advanced technology may seem to us to be something like a god.
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For me, nature looks incredibly beautiful electronic often, when I study the universe, I see that it is controlled by the same laws of physics in all the while parts. The laws we discovered in the laboratory I learned apply to the entire universe. It’s extraordinary that it’s so well organized electronic so beautiful.
For me, as a scientist, this idea works very well.
But as for this religious God who monitors your actions Yeah, for simple modesty I find it hard to believe him. I just don’t think we’re important enough for a god to be monitoring us.
Also, ze they would intelligent creatures on other planets, it’s a lot of work to monitor tens on billions on electronic planets to make sure everything happens according to It’s your will.
Myself seems exhausted, electronic I think God would be above that.
If some alien civilization monitors us, the other thing. I would say yes, maybe sony ericsson might interest us seeing that we are developing technology.
BBC – What do you think 2 methods currently used to search for extraterrestrial life?
Loeb – I think zero we are looking for the correct form.
Us For the past 21 years, this search has been mainly for radio signals. The problem with that is that comparable to some telephone conversation you need the caller to be alive, electronic most of these civilizations that existed in the past can t be dead.
That zero means that zero we can search for operating system traces they left, as we do here on Earth with archeology.
There may be some space archeology, about searching for relics or equipment from other civilizations, as I learned were bottles thrown to scar.
BBC – According to your study, one of these alien objects could be Oumuamua…
Loeb – Oumuamua was the first object detected coming from outside perform Solar System, electronic over fact seemed very strange. It had several anomalies that convinced me it could be an artifact about some technological civilization.
In 1996, the same telescope that one detected observed another object, known as 2020 SO, which ze behaved on comparable mode, and period u propeller on a rocket built in 400.
We know then that we humans build that artificial object. The question is who produced Oumuamua. Electronic the way to answer this question that, sony ericsson another object learned to approach us, we could detect it early, either with the Skillet STARSS telescope, the Vera D Rubin Observatory (which will be completed in two years in Chile), for example , electronic we can launch some spaceship equipped with some camera that tells us ze a synthetic object or some rock.
If sony ericsson resembles an artifact, maybe we can land on it, just like the mission did Osiris-Rex over an asteroid Bennu. Electronic we can which planet it was made on or even try to bring it to Earth to see, although it costs a lot of money.
BBC – Oumuamua an object built by extraterrestrials?
Zero we know for sure, because zero has gathered enough evidence.
The reason why european union say maybe it’s artificial because of its anomalies. Some of them that, when it rotated, the amount of photovoltaic light it reflected changed by a factor of 10, which means it has some very shape. extreme, probably like a pancake.
It also had an excessive momentum moving away from perform Sol, zero had a tail like a comet, no evaporation on gas or only that could give it that momentum so the The only explanation that happened to me was that I learned it was due to the reflection of a sun light.
For this to happen, an object would have to be very thin, like the sail on a boat, but zero necessarily projected for be some candle. Perhaps Oumuamua was a receiver that ze communicated with probes that are not on Earth.
BBC – You rule out the possibility that Oumuamua is Is it a result about an organic process that we humans do not yet know about?
Loeb – After european union I published my study , other scientists have proposed other possible explanations to argue that Oumuamua had a normal origin, yet they were all associated with an object we had never seen before. times denser than air. The problem with this is that, as her sony ericsson approached perform Sol, it would heat up electronic and would not maintain its integrity.
Also learned suggested that period an iceberg on hydrogen performs size on a field on football, when it evaporates, zero leaves some tail on the comet because it is a transparent hydrogen. However, hydrogen evaporates very quickly, so it wouldn’t resist space travel.
Or ze said it would be a fragment on a larger object that sony ericsson destroyed. The difficulty here is that, in that case, generally the result would be enlarged, non-flat electronic parts. (Loeb maintains that Oumuamua would be shaped like a pancake, electronic in that of a cigar).
My point I learned Something we’ve never seen before, we should also contemplate the possibility that it has an artificial origin.
BBC – Are we alone zero universe?
Loeb –Out of sheer modesty, I think zero. Also, we didn’t look hard enough to reach a conclusion.
I think zero is just zero we are alone, as maybe zero we are the smartest gang perform block.