Avi Loeb, Harvard professor believes aliens visited us in 2017. In his upcoming print, Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, Loeb illustrates his belief that the “Oumuamua,” a viral interstellar thing that was first discovered on October 19, 2017, was not just a rock, but rather an alien entity.
“What if a caveman saw a cell phone?” Loeb rhetorically inquired the New York Post in a recent interview. “He’s seen rocks all his life, and he would have thought it was just a shining rock. “
Loeb cites the object’s dimensions and its movement as the main reasons why he doesn’t believe Umuamua is natural.
“The excessive pushing away from the sun is what broke the camel’s back,” he said. “If we’re not alone, are we the smartest kids in the neighbourhood? Loeb asked. “If there was a species that got wiped out by war or by changing the climate, we can act together and behave better. Instead, we waste many resources on Earth fighting against each other and other harmful things that are a big waste. “
Harvard professor Avi Loeb believes evidence of alien life reached Earth in 2017. Loeb describes his proof of alien contact in his upcoming new book, Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth. Loeb’s case rests primarily on his claim that an unusual asteroid that passed near Earth in 2017 was alien junk.
The asteroid Loeb made headlines at the time, with scientists noting it was unusual in shape, appearance and trajectory. With a few years to examine the evidence now, Loeb argues that this was abandoned technology.
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has now revealed the first teaser for Loeb’s book, released at the end of this month. It reads: “There was only one conceivable explanation: the object was a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization.”
As the object at the centre of Loeb’s book passed the Earth, it was described as “cigar-shaped” – rare in space, where forces of gravity and inertia almost always force objects to take hold. Somewhat round shape. It was also noted that the thing “left no trail of gas or debris in its wake,” unlike many other asteroids. Finally, the object was moving fast and following “a strange orbit,” which is especially noteworthy now that scientists are trying to catalogue all of the space objects that are routinely approaching Earth.
Loeb’s book promises more details about the mystery object and more speculation as well. According to its editor, “Loeb takes readers through the compelling story of the first interstellar visitor to be spotted in our solar system. He sets out his controversial theory and its profound implications: for science, for religion, and the future of our species and our planet.”
Although Avi Loeb is far from the first person to write a book speculating on life beyond Earth, he is exceptionally well established in the field for such a project. Loeb, Chairman of the Harvard Astronomy Department, the school’s Black Hole Initiative’s founding director, and director of its Institute for Theory and Computation. Besides his other accolades and qualifications, he is the author of four books and hundreds of academic articles, making him a prominent voice for making such daring speculations.
Loeb’s book, Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, will be published in print, digital and audiobook formats on January 26, 2021.