Why Harvard Scientists Think This Object Is An Alien Spacecraft


Narrator: We have a mysterious
new kid on the block. Astronomers call it Oumuamua. Which in Hawaiian, roughly translates to “first time visitor from far away.” Oumuamua is the first interstellar object ever detected in our solar system. Astronomers discovered it in 2017 with the Pan-STARRS1 telescope. And like all grand discoveries, it has raised more
questions than it answers. Where did it come from? What’s it made of? And yes, even the ultimate
query, is it aliens? That’s what two Harvard
astrophysicists posed in a recent paper, suggesting that Oumuamua
could be some type of alien spacecraft. And when we spoke with one of them, the idea didn’t sound as
far-fetched as you might think. Loeb: I prefer to adopt the
maxim of Sherlock Holmes that if you rule out the impossible, whatever remains, as improbable as it is, must be the truth. Narrator: Now a good rule of thumb is that aliens are always
the least likely answer. But here’s the thing, the
more reasonable explanation right now isn’t panning out. Most astronomers think that Oumuamua is probably a stray comet
from another stellar system. The only problem is that it
doesn’t look like any comet we’ve ever seen, because it appears to
lack that iconic tail. Loeb: There was an
anomaly seen in the data. And it cannot be explained by the most conventional explanation, which in this case is
a cometary outgassing. And so we propose an
alternative interpretation which is the only one I can think of. Narrator: But it seems
extreme to assume aliens just because Oumuamua doesn’t
look like a comet, right? Not when the Harvard scientists accounted for another peculiarity. As Oumuamua traveled
through our solar system, it didn’t follow the normal
path of a typical comet under the sun’s gravity. Rather, it slightly shifted off course, which couldn’t be
explained by gravity alone. Something else, some unknown
force was also at play, manipulating the object’s behavior. Loeb: I cannot think of
any other possibility other than the outgassing
that we find in comets, which seems to be ruled out because we don’t see a cometary tail, or the pressure from the sunlight. There is no other proposal
on the table right now. Narrator: Pressure from sunlight. It works similarly to how wind pushes against a sail on a boat. So too can sunlight push
against a spacecraft to propel it through space. Incidentally, we call these
spacecraft solar sails. There’s just one catch. Pressure from sunlight is extremely light. Lighter than the weight
of a fly on your hand. Which means in order
for it to be effective, solar sails also have to be
extremely light and thin. In 2010, for example, Japan’s space agency launched its Ikaros solar sail, which only weighed 1.1 pounds. But it eventually managed to
travel over 65 million miles from Earth on just sunlight alone. And it’s this type of force
that the Harvard scientists think could be propelling Oumuamua too. Of course, that’s if
it’s an alien made sail in the first place. Loeb: Well first of
all, I am not confident that this is the correct interpretation because we don’t have enough data. And so this is one possibility. I would highly recommend
people to read the paper. If they have a better idea,
they should publish it. Narrator: And as always,
not everyone agrees with Loeb’s hypothesis. Weryk: I think that their explanation, I think it’s in contrast
with what the data says. You know, we did consider that possibility in our own paper, which
was published earlier, and we dismissed it as not
being physically valid. You know again, there’s no
reason to think Oumuamua is anything but a natural object. Narrator:That’s Rob Weryk, who first discovered Oumuamua in 2017. Weryk: So we think Oumuamua still has ice and the sublimating ice
gives it a small tiny kick that gravity alone wouldn’t account for, but that the dust it has is much larger than what comets typically have. And so we just don’t see
that from the ground. Narrator: And yes, in all
probability, he’s right. Oumuamua is a natural object, like a comet or asteroid. But neither Weryk nor
Loeb can know for sure without more data. And sadly, Oumuamua is on its
way out of the solar system beyond the reach of our telescopes. So the best bet for solving this mystery? Weryk: So for Oumuamua
itself, it’s basically gone, it’s too faint to see from the ground. There’s no way we could
send a spacecraft mission, so we really have to find a second object. That would help answer a lot of questions that we don’t know. You know, I’m very interested
in finding a second one. It’d be nice if I found them all. Narrator: And Loeb already has some ideas on where to look next. Loeb: There should be quite a lot of them right now in the solar system. And some of them could be
trapped by Jupiter and the sun that act as a fishing net. And so some of these interstellar objects are bound to this solar system
after the first passage. Narrator: That’s right. Some of these interstellar objects might be right here in our solar system, trapped, and waiting to be found. It looks like astronomers may have more fascinating discoveries to come.

100 Comments

  1. Mike Miller

    August 29, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Mecca lecca hi mecca hiney ho

  2. Who am I ? No one!

    August 29, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    That's a lie. Havard never said that…. The professionals in their right mind say it's just a rock. Ya sure and the Earth's flat. You idiots.

  3. Who am I ? No one!

    August 29, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    People don't have any common sense anymore. Look at Trump and his followers…. Insane reasoning….

  4. xXprogamerXx

    August 30, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Aliens just dig a big rock from the inside and put some rockets so they can go to the earth.

  5. Narciso de Almeida

    September 2, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Even these experts cant differentiate a Alien and an Angel.,they both exist.Very Sad these guys never developed further,got stuck only with Aliens lollolololol how limited.

  6. Narciso de Almeida

    September 2, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Aliens have a huge City at the South Pole and North where all aliens are staying,our governments know about it just read Admiral Birds interview

  7. Narciso de Almeida

    September 2, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    There are over 40 kinds of Aliens visiting Earth,the good types look more like us.

  8. Narciso de Almeida

    September 2, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Before Atlantis fell, millions left to Alfa Centauri,the last ones were 12000 years ago leaving behind a few that took care of Egypt

  9. Narciso de Almeida

    September 2, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    All rocks in Space is debris from a destroyed Planet. get that into your heads.only when a scientist accepts that will he develop further.

  10. Jennifer Davis

    September 2, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    OUMAUMUA!!! 😁😄😃 OOHLALA!

  11. Space Marine

    September 4, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Hmm Eldar craftworlds

  12. AnimAlistic6

    September 5, 2019 at 1:08 am

    The Object that is in the graphic is made to look like a rock.
    I will tell you this though….. The "Cigar shaped object" that flew into our solar system from above the plane was the long dead and debris encrusted remains of a vessel that, in a last and defiant act of bravery and despair, pointed it's navigation system toward our beautiful blue planet a very long time ago, in an effort to flee an enemy that had overtaken their Solar system, Galaxy and eventually, their entire existence.
    They were essentially a "Cult" in that they risked their lives on a mission that relied on the faith that their "God" would intervene in their suicidal self exile by means of providing them with a portal, or "a clear pathway", to their new Eden. A miracle which most likely did not occur and ultimately resulted in the vessel having no living being on board upon it's sad, lonely, silent and brief passing through our Home Space.
    They were not unseen though.

  13. YDDES

    September 5, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Aldhype

    What makes you believe, that There are any truthfull Word in those stories told by bronze-age goat watchers??? You have been brainwashed by the preachers, preying on gullible people.

  14. The 1st Angel

    September 7, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    0:25 space. 0:27 Rock. 0:31 look at it and you tell me.

  15. Zollnation

    September 9, 2019 at 11:34 am

    4,46-4,51 hmmm.
    "intrested finding a second one… it would be nice that i find them all"

  16. Jari Haukilahti

    September 9, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    So aliens dont have camuflage according to earths scienstist -this actually the first you would do as a visitor to a eventual hostile host – why are always the socalled "experts" so unexpert on life -I guess this is why they cant get women -experts on unlife and they are trying to figure out if its life…. idiots and they dont even know that.

  17. Budiman Tan

    September 10, 2019 at 1:35 am

    That was ark, from others planet

  18. Joel Williams

    September 10, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    At best, I surmise that it's a manifestation of some distant alien civilization's raw sewage relocation/compartmentalization program, where they jettison their poop at hyper-sonic speeds into space. Thus whilst in space over a vast many millennia, the "alien space poop" has gathered upon itself, & amassed into this GIANT mutherfucking Oumuamua thingy that scientists around planet Earff hypothesize to be an ultra sophisticated & high tech interstellar space craft manufactured by a highly advanced civilization.

    In closing, this just might be 1 GI'NORMOUS gaw'damn alien space turd, on a potential collision course with Earth. The human race might become extinct by way of BIG alien space turd traveling at a 300k mph impact. Chew on that!

    Muchos we'arefucktos… -some smartass weirdo from the 5th Dimension

  19. Brandon Treadwell

    September 11, 2019 at 1:03 am

    When you anxiously wait for "Real Photos" and no more "CGI Animations".

  20. Mike Hunt

    September 12, 2019 at 5:15 am

    It’s literally all pseudoscience. If you look up the definition of actual science versus pseudoscience it is all pseudoscience

  21. Caroline Vs

    September 12, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Why didn't we catch it

  22. Mike Motor

    September 13, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Its the doomsday machine you idiots…

  23. Edward Hess

    September 14, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    The interstellaire object are a space ship American military from antartica have go with there space ship to that ship it where empty on drift .

  24. YONG CHEN SENG

    September 15, 2019 at 4:10 am

    we should have tag it …..

  25. YONG CHEN SENG

    September 15, 2019 at 4:14 am

    wow he say some more are coming our way?

  26. Craig

    September 16, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Making a spacecraft look like a regular asteroid or space rock is a clever way to hide yourself, anything possible

  27. jatinkg1

    September 16, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Either
    A) it was a probe to test the existence of alien life (us) or
    B) a guided missile (which missed it's target – earth)to wipe out future competition (us).
    C) search for another habitable planet (earth) by alien.
    Just letting my thoughts run free 😉

  28. Leanne Bishop

    September 16, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Looks like a big space rock

  29. I'm horse

    September 17, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Who named it? It sound like aw mwa mwa

  30. Mr. Joshua

    September 18, 2019 at 3:46 am

    I bet you it has a fucked up virus that's going to kill mankind… or molest us

  31. Calvin Bottoms

    September 18, 2019 at 6:13 am

    It would be great if you didnt show the comet make u-turn and return to its point of origin to make its report on us.

  32. BCS Education

    September 19, 2019 at 2:43 am

    People calling it an alien ship are mad !

  33. James Page

    September 19, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Harvard = Social Justice Nazis

  34. Michael Brandon

    September 19, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    we have tech thats stops other knowing our plains were abouts Oumuamua could have tech to block any scan, and why after such a short time is another interstellar visitor on its way, an advanced alien culture could dominate us in two days , we should always take these interstellar visitors as a potential threat and have a response if necessary. Just my silly thinking thats all.

  35. X_Grave_X

    September 21, 2019 at 5:47 am

    Guys, i think that's my biggest poop.

  36. Adroid Advice

    September 22, 2019 at 4:49 am

    I think that it's structure is the most fascinating. It has "layers". They look like rocky sediment layers which would indicate it came from a planet or moon. It would be interesting one day when our future scientists explore it up close, match it's composition and trajectory with similar objects to confirm where it originated. It won't be that far away.

  37. Arnold Legaspi

    September 25, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Comes from astronauts diapers or the ISS’ septic tank.

  38. んや

    September 26, 2019 at 1:22 am

    USA should nuke it to see what happens

  39. Rod Lloyd

    September 26, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    that looks like a turd not an asteroid, NASA CGI Dept fail…

  40. VacuBlaster

    September 27, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    How to create a YouTube video using speculation and cherry picking comments of astronomers

  41. Graggle5

    October 1, 2019 at 11:43 am

    I think you are all complete idiots.

    There are no bloody Aliens, can you not see that yet?. If they can detect this: "Scientists spot gas on ‘alien’ comet from another galaxy in world first", then why are they unable to detect any supposed advanced alien civilizations in our own back yard or Galaxy, that they claim are 10's of thousands of advanced civilizations.

    If they can detect gases on a comet in another Galaxy, then surely they must be able to detect other civilizations?. Do you want to know why they have not detected any Aliens?. Simple, there are none, not in this realm of existance and until you all realise this, the sooner you can just get on with this life. It is a shit life, we all know that, but it is not in vain or waste, as I know it goes on after this. Not telling you how I know and I do not have to prove anything to anyone here.

    But I can categorically assure you, humans are THE only supposed intelligent species in this realm of existance. That means once we are gone and we will be soon, there is nothing left, until the next dumb arses come along and so on and so on. Happened many times before, the people before us here on Earth, perished in the cataclysm. That species were more advanced than humans, yet they still ended up destroyed. This has happened many times before, ok. I think humans miss the point here. I think you humans need to follow lies and falseness to give you hope. The problem with most of you is you follow and believe the wrong thing, hence why you will never ever find out, even when you die. Once most of you die that is it, you are right, but some are a bit more lucky and do continue on in energy form. Again, I do not have to prove anything to you, but most of you, yes you are doomed. I am unable to give a % on how many of you are doomed, but it is high, real high, like high 90%'s.

    Stop following lies and chasing false hope. This is the life you live now, most of you are doomed when you die anyway, so you need to enjoy this life, because for most of you, this is the only life you will ever have. Again, I do not need to prove my claims, you either believe it or not.

  42. chazz Lucas

    October 1, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    2 seconds in to the video who else heard an elderly woman yell ………Spaulding NO !!!!!

  43. Sammy Hang

    October 1, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    hi mom, hi dad

  44. John O'Neil

    October 4, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Very Interesting. Hey, I am a Frog what else do I know?

  45. Amy F.

    October 4, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    It's a serpent. Thanks for the "log like disinformation".

  46. Koley Turner

    October 5, 2019 at 8:55 am

    I know one thing, and that is flying saucers don't come from space, they come from inside the earth

  47. Nigel May

    October 5, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    They forgot to mention on exit of solar system it again went against common wisdom and actually started accelerating when that is impossible….

  48. Patricia Norwood

    October 5, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Not the first..they are here and have always been..ask some can tell you.some know because we've been taken and we all have been told the same kinds of things…

  49. tony andrews

    October 6, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Wait so it’s too far to see with our telescopes already yet we can see into other galaxies ? That doesn’t sound right.

  50. nuz kuxo

    October 7, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    The first contact message from alien
    Mia kalifa and Jhonny sin still alive ?
    They hero from earth ! 👽

  51. Khan Khan

    October 8, 2019 at 4:52 am

    Omuamua this name is making me so unconfortable

  52. Migel Vazkez

    October 8, 2019 at 6:34 am

    Thats not Rob Weryk thats Ron Livingston from OFFICE SPACE

  53. Elijah Rikli

    October 10, 2019 at 4:52 am

    I think the FBI is at my door

  54. Captain Nemo

    October 10, 2019 at 8:45 am

    We had enough of Alien stories. We need a real Alien invasion like Independence Day and only then the world will unite as one .

  55. Last Prophet

    October 10, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Ovuvuevuevue Enyetuenwuevue Ugbemugbem Osas.

  56. Peter Laustra

    October 11, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Of course it's an alien space craft,It's actually an alien surveyor ship,Propably looking for a sight for a Hyper space by pass.

  57. 执法鲁莽的

    October 14, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    When Aliens actually want to establish diplomacy or explore Earth, Yet we lock them up, study and operate on them alive for our personal progress.

  58. Thomas Carney

    October 15, 2019 at 12:01 am

    Harvard was once a fine institution of learning…..today it is full of fuckwits and nut jobs.

  59. Jacob Glenman

    October 15, 2019 at 2:13 am

    god pooped 💩

  60. Thomas Dillon

    October 15, 2019 at 2:59 am

    "For the world is hollow and I have touched the sky."

  61. Radoslav gorol

    October 16, 2019 at 12:44 am

    This is for flat earthers
    The earth isn't flat.. the ground is flat!! the sky makes round of you know what i mean Like

    God bless you 🙂 see you in mars in 2025

  62. John homes

    October 17, 2019 at 2:29 am

    It's probably more than likely what's left from a supernova the planets around it being destroyed in two pieces and we found one I'm not a scholar but obvious if it looks like a duck it probably is

  63. Peter Goettler

    October 17, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Something Different! ("Alien Spacecraft")reptilian.

  64. Douglas Wayne

    October 18, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    LoL….scientists entertain the idea of aliens for this odd shape rock millions of miles from earth following orbital paths, yet refuse to examine overwhelming verifiable evidence from not one but at least two U.S. Navy aircraft carrier fleets in 2004 and 2015.

    The Navy recorded these events using more advanced equipment than the ones used to detect Omuamua.

    They included: 1) radio waves, 2) infrared waves, 3) sonar, 4) visible light AT DIFFERENT vantage points for WEEKS!

    Carl Sagan used to say, "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence".

    If this is not extraordinary evidence, then I don't know what is!

  65. Crystal Davis

    October 19, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Why Harvard scientists sat in a think tank and made up this bull shit for the gullible masses.

  66. Tamahu Hunter

    October 19, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Its Driven by God.Judgement Day is near.Racist people have hell to pay.Wicked racist have mistreated Gods children. Hes coming to deal with the GENTILES finally.

  67. John Rettig

    October 20, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Silver Surfer : Galactus can you hold it till we get to the next gas giant ?????
    Galactus : Nope .

  68. FUNNIE Boy

    October 21, 2019 at 2:27 am

    I have an alien in my underpants😬

  69. NO NWO

    October 22, 2019 at 1:12 am

    This is likely Solar Warden – Secret Space Program

  70. Logan Carrillo

    October 22, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Black knights matter

  71. Diory N

    October 22, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Please inform me if Oumuamua returns and within sight again.

  72. UnknownBeast PH Gaming

    October 23, 2019 at 4:32 am

    This rock will end the human lifes in earth if that object hit our planet 😢

  73. XDSilver 3D

    October 23, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Oumuamua is a planetary BONER

  74. Hamsath Kv

    October 23, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Alien aircrsft

  75. here we go

    October 24, 2019 at 12:29 am

    It is aliens. Don't be arrogant and think we'd recognize them asap.

  76. John Bulos

    October 24, 2019 at 3:26 am

    Do you know that feeling to drive around going nowhere with your newly bought car? Well, some alien is doing this now.

  77. SHOzFST

    October 24, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    It’s a rock.

  78. franko barressi

    October 24, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    This object is the equivalent of the sr71 blackbird. It flew past that fast that our experts couldn't even see it to determine what it is never mind fire at it. All the while it's probably took pictures of everybody on the planet having a shit.

  79. Alpha気

    October 24, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Imagine aliens sending us a message to say hello and waiting millions of years to get here just for us to miss and ignore it.

  80. Jim Hawkins

    October 25, 2019 at 7:08 am

    "Greetings earth my name is zod general zod" sound familiar!

  81. Whyte Papricka

    October 26, 2019 at 12:28 am

    It's a giant joint..it's made out of MARIJUANA and a huge Zig-Zag. A giant alien accidently dropped it into outer space. And it's been floating around ever since!

  82. Conner White

    October 26, 2019 at 7:51 am

    It's a fuckin rock dude just chill like its gonna be ok

  83. Clarke Foco

    October 27, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Now lets see. What current kids were "paid to play" college at Harvard. I have some questions about their conclusions.

  84. Jeff Chapman

    October 27, 2019 at 4:37 am

    For sale used spacecraft " Oumuamua " $9.99 looks like shit but goes well

  85. Family Marquez

    October 28, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Nobody wants to make contact with humans because we eat everything. If we ever catch an alien, you know dam well science will make them safe to eat..
    I liked my comment first.

  86. Top 10 & Comparison

    October 29, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    i dnt think its an alien connection coz if aliens want to communicate with other aliens or us,they will mentioned it to those crafts or anything much more than this oumuamua!!! i saw aliens craft 2 times so i blindly believe alien have. But not this!!

  87. Dick Leijen

    October 29, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Looks like an alien hotdog to me!

  88. Dave Pitre

    October 30, 2019 at 4:00 am

    It was a spacecraft. What the public saw was what the the government wanted them to see, an asteroid.
    Made some nice turns while slowing down when entering our solar system and then changing course and increasing speed when leaving our solar system.

  89. Ayush Agarwal

    October 31, 2019 at 3:05 am

    No one's knows correctly
    But just tells a shit explanation to be recognised

  90. Larry Bryant

    November 1, 2019 at 10:08 am

    It could be a alien cryogenic chamber thingy

  91. Larry Bryant

    November 1, 2019 at 10:14 am

    The comments are incredibly hilarious … thanks guys

  92. Larry Bryant

    November 1, 2019 at 10:17 am

    If that giant turd hit the earth …one word…"EX STINK TION"

  93. 5thElement1x A

    November 1, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    That guy is on to something

  94. Keyboardje

    November 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Last thing I heard was that they actually did find another one just like it (2019).

  95. mason deeks

    November 7, 2019 at 2:53 am

    Just gona put this out there in Hawaiian "oumuamua" means scout or messenger🤔

  96. Southern Knight

    November 8, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    If this object doesn't respond well to another force, then that means that the object has far more force than what is trying to effect it. This would be force of motion. Either the moving object is moving too fast, having more force of motion than the influencing force has to alter its trajectory all that much or the object has far more weight, along with its force of motion, than the Sun has to pull on it.
    So, either the object is either moving too fast, making it want to keep its trajectory or it is far denser in it's mass and weight, for the Sun's gravity to alter its course.
    These are just my thoughts based on high school physics.
    Have either of these equations been ruled out? If so,then how?
    The only thing that seems to have convinced people that this is some alien space craft, is that the Sun's gravity didn't effect its trajectory all that much. I don't understand why anyone with a little education in physics would just conclude that its a space craft, when it has never altered course under it's own power.
    Is that guy a qualified scientist? I hope not!

  97. Sean Alexander Aguala

    November 9, 2019 at 5:02 am

    LoL it’s an alien space ship or it’s not, they still didn’t explain it yet. This is how primitive we actually are

  98. NAFURI_KUN

    November 9, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Me: darling in the franxxx?

  99. Doujangul Misao

    November 10, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    And UFO incidents are very common in United States. Eg. India, China and Russia very large in size but no incidents. Why ??

  100. Ron Gordon

    November 10, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Sure looks like,by our terms, a big friggin rock

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