NASA Scientist: Aliens May Have Been Here And We Missed It

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sc5mu93

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At this point even soft squishy proof doesn't exist.

Regarding the "rock solid proof", a lot of people like myself are a little geeky about this stuff and look forward to the day where the internet blows up with news of contact with other beings or even proof of life on another planet.
We can only hope it is Battlefield LA or ID4 style.
 
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I didn't realize it was only 1 millimeter thick.

Harvard prof doesn't back down from claims that alien spacecraft may be zipping past Jupiter orbit
By Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News

Harvard University Professor Avi Loeb remains defiant that space object could be extraterrestrial
Harvard University Professor Avi Loeb remains defiant that the space object named 'Oumuamua' could be extraterrestrial.
A distinguished Harvard University professor is not backing down from his claims that a piece of extraterrestrial spacecraft technology may be flying past the orbit of Jupiter at this moment.
Avi Loeb, one of the top astronomy professors in the world, boasting of decades of Ivy League professorships and hundreds of publicized works in respected astronomy publications, is remaining defiant that the space object – dubbed as “Oumuamua” – first noticed by Hawaiian astronomers in 2017 could be from another civilization.







“Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that ‘Oumuamua is a lightsail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment,” Loeb and his colleague Shmuel Bialy wrote in Astrophysical Journal Letters in November, according to the Washington Post.

Since making the shock claim last year, many scientists have criticized Loeb for offering, in their view, the most sensationalist theory of what the object is.
“Oumuamua is not an alien spaceship, and the authors of the paper insult honest scientific inquiry to even suggest it,” Ohio State University astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter wrote in a tweet. Other scientists are more diplomatic and haven’t publicly countered Loeb’s claims, only saying that the object is likely just some sort of rock, whether it’s a piece of an asteroid or a comet.
But Loeb remains stubborn on this theory, and dismisses the claims that it’s a rock, noting that it's moving too fast for an inert rock. He told the Post that the object is long yet no more than one millimeter thick, and that it’s so light that sunlight is moving the object out of the solar system.
“Many people expected once there would be this publicity, I would back down,” Loeb says. “If someone shows me evidence to the contrary, I will immediately back down.”
“It changes your perception on reality, just knowing that we’re not alone,” he continued. “We are fighting on borders, on resources. … It would make us feel part of planet Earth as a civilization rather than individual countries voting on Brexit.”


Even as his theories attracted attention around the world, despite his colleagues’ criticism, Loeb says he’s not afraid of any possible repercussions for spreading his theories and wears it as a badge of honor, showing his unorthodox approach to science.
“The mainstream approach [is] you can sort of drink your coffee in the morning and expect what you will find later on. It’s a stable lifestyle, but for me it resembles more the lifestyle of a business person rather than scientists,” he told the newspaper.

“The worst thing that can happen to me is I would be relieved of my administrative duties, and that would give me even more time to focus on science,” he added. “All the titles I have, I can dial them back. In fact, I can dial myself back to the farm.”
 

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You sure about that, hoss?
Sorry, not our solar system. In the universe.

There are numbers around 2 trillion floating around, but I just listened to a podcast with an astrophysasist who claimed 3 trillion.
This Is How We Know There Are Two Trillion Galaxies In The Universe

NASA: In just over 20 years of exploration, ground and space-based observations have turned up more than 3,200 confirmed exoplanets in the few slices of our galaxy we’ve been able to search. Add unconfirmed planetary candidates and the number jumps to more than 5,600.
https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/the-search-for-life/habitable-zones/
 

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Sorry, not our solar system. In the universe.

There are numbers around 2 trillion floating around, but I just listened to a podcast with an astrophysasist who claimed 3 trillion.
This Is How We Know There Are Two Trillion Galaxies In The Universe

NASA: In just over 20 years of exploration, ground and space-based observations have turned up more than 3,200 confirmed exoplanets in the few slices of our galaxy we’ve been able to search. Add unconfirmed planetary candidates and the number jumps to more than 5,600.
https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/the-search-for-life/habitable-zones/
I would have gone with Time Lord Tech, bigger on the inside....
 

Jostate

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Sorry, not our solar system. In the universe.

There are numbers around 2 trillion floating around, but I just listened to a podcast with an astrophysasist who claimed 3 trillion.
This Is How We Know There Are Two Trillion Galaxies In The Universe

NASA: In just over 20 years of exploration, ground and space-based observations have turned up more than 3,200 confirmed exoplanets in the few slices of our galaxy we’ve been able to search. Add unconfirmed planetary candidates and the number jumps to more than 5,600.
https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/the-search-for-life/habitable-zones/
Tess will double that number of confirmed exoplanets in the next 5 years.
 

Jostate

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More stars in the universe than grains of sand on earth.

More water molecules in a tablespoon of water than both of those added together.

FYI