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“An artificial interstellar object could potentially be a parent craft that releases many small probes during its close passage to Earth, an operational construct not too dissimilar from NASA missions,” the document, released May 7, reads.
“These ‘dandelion seeds’ could be separated from the parent craft by the tidal gravitational force of the Sun or by a maneuvering capability.”
Sean Kirkpatrick co-authored the study with Abraham Loeb, an Israeli-born theoretician who chairs Harvard University’s astronomy department. Kirkpatrick is the director of the Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), which was founded in July 2022 to “detect, identify and attribute objects of interest in, on or near military installations, operating areas, training areas, special use airspace and other areas of interest.”
The duo’s truly out of this world assertion stems from the discovery of an unusual space object about a football field in length that was found to be orbiting the Sun six years ago. Dubbed “Oumuamua” by the astrology community — which translates to “messenger from afar” in Hawaiian — the cigar-shaped piece of rock was detected by a NASA Pan-STARRS telescope in 2017. Such telescopes were created in the years following Congress’s 2005 request for the agency to start tracking 90% of all Near Earth Objects greater than 140 meters, or 459 feet, in size.
While most physicists believed the object’s trajectory was nothing out of the ordinary, Loeb, who has been teaching at Harvard since 1993, believed that its “cometary trail” was extremely atypical. He concluded that it was likely artificial and that some other force could have been acting upon it. His book Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth explores his eccentric views. According to The Times of Israel, his outspoken behavior, coupled with his unique theories, have caused him to become “alienated … from much of the scientific community.”
In their six-page report, which reads more like a science fiction novel, Loeb and Kirkpatrick argue that “extraterrestrial technological probes could use starlight to charge their batteries and liquid water as their fuel.” This, they conclude, “would explain why they would target the habitable region around stars, where liquid water may exist on the surface of rocky planets with an atmosphere, like the Earth.”
The pair then ask, “Are there any functioning extraterrestrial probes near Earth? We do not know. But the Galileo Project intends to use the scientific method to explore this possibility.” Loeb founded the Galileo Project in 2021 to track UFOs and other alleged extraterrestrial objects.