Mysterious Interstellar Asteroid or Alien Technology

Could there be alien technology shooting through our solar system as we speak?

 

There is a mysterious needle shaped asteroid shooting through our solar system and scientists are working together to determine if this asteroid contains signs of Alien technology! The asteroid has been named Oumuamua, which translates to "a messenger from afar arriving first" in Hawaiian.

 

Oumuamua  is 400 meters long and very elongated—perhaps 10 times as long as it is wide! The group of researchers studying this asteroid believe that this shape would be most optimal for an interstellar craft because it would minimize friction and damage from interstellar gas and dust. The object is moving so fast that it’s expected to escape the gravitational pull of the sun and continue on toward other star systems.

 

The research team known as “Breakthrough Listen” will be manning this investigation.  Breakthrough Listen includes some of the brightest minds in the world such as Stephen Hawking, Mark Zuckerberg and Yuir Milner. Personally, I am waiting for some brilliant women to join this team.

 

“The group is scheduled to monitor ‘Oumuamua for a 10 hour period today (December 13, 2017) starting at 3 p.m., using the Green Bank radio telescope in Virginia. Breakthrough Listen says its team will listen to the object across four radio bandwiths in hopes of detecting signals that might indicate the presence of alien artifacts.

 

Breakthrough Listen says they more likely to detect ice and gases than the presence of an alien laser gun, but it’s still worth taking a look (Elliott, 2017).

 

I wonder what they will discover!

 

Questions to consider:

  • What does “Interstellar” mean?
  • What other objects are designed like needles (long and narrow) to reduce friction?
  • What female scientist do you think should join the Breakthrough Listen team?
  • What is a radio bandwith?

 

References

 

Elliott, J. K. (2017, December 12). Telescope to scan mysterious cigar-shaped asteroid for signs of alien technology. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/telescope-to-scan-mysterious-cigar-shaped-asteroid-for-signs-of-alien-technology-1.3717938?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral