Avi Lope supports a controversial thesis: According to him, the asteroid Omuvamua, discovered in 2017 in our solar system, is an extraterrestrial vehicle
It is a bubble thrown into the deep sea, causing great turmoil: a respected Harvard astronomer“Omuvamuwa”, a galaxy that passed close to Earth in 2017, An extraterrestrial vehicle.
Avi Lope, former director of the Department of Astronomy at Harvard University, said: “It is arrogant to think that we are unique, alone, privileged. “The most sensible approach should be humble, ‘we are not special, there are plenty of other civilizations in the universe, and we need to find them,’ ‘he insists.
The 58-year-old astronomer describes his theory in a new book called “Extraterrestrial.” The first sign of an intelligent life ”, Released at the end of January. For this black hole expert, conservatism and the ignorance of the scientific community prevent him from understanding the obvious.
Discovered by the Pan-StarRS 1 telescope in Hawaii, Owumua – Hawaii’s “ambassador” – crossed our solar system in October 2017. Its speed was so high that it could only come from a distant star. This is the first object discovered to come from another star system.
After an excellent analysis of the data, the researchers found that if it had been affected only by the gravitational pull of the Sun and the planets, it would have pushed the object slightly away from the path it should have followed.
This movement can be explained in a simple way if Omumuwa is a comet capable of causing small variations in the path of the emitted gases and debris. But no such degradation was observed. Omumamuwa also stood out for its brilliance and the great variation of its light, which seemed to suggest a metallic look.
To explain these different contradictions, astronomers had to discover new theories. This material can be made entirely of hydrogen ice, which explains why no gas path has been detected. Another explanation: it would have been scattered in a cloud of dust.
“These ideas, designed to illustrate certain characteristics of Omumuwa, involve an event never seen before,” explains Avi Lope. “Then why not consider an artificial look”? He insists.
No photo of Omuwamuwa. Scientists did not know its existence until it left our solar system. The two shapes correspond to the different peculiarities found in the material: a cigar, long and narrow, or a round and very fine pancake.
Leaning second on the number models, Avi Loyab, Omuwamuwa was considered a “solar veil” that is driven by the radiation of the stars.
Omuwamuwa was planted like a lighthouse in the ocean of the universe, and our solar system would have approached it at high speed like a ship in the fog. ”
Another odd element of the American-Israeli researcher is how the object moved. Before Omuvamuwa interacted with our sun, he was in a “relative silence” with the surrounding stars, which is rare. Instead of imagining it as a ship advancing in space, it should change perspective, Mr. Lope describes.
“Omumuwa was planted like a lighthouse in the ocean of the universe, and our solar system would approach it as fast as a ship in the fog,” he writes in his book. It is, for the expert, a kind of alarm system, like a thread stretched by an extraterrestrial civilization, waiting to be triggered.
Archeology of space
Avi Loip’s unusual studies have been severely criticized by the scientific community. “Instead of responding to their scientific objections, he completely stopped listening to other astronomers,” the public wants to be the judge of his theory, condemned American astronomer Ethan Seagal in Forbes magazine.
If we can find evidence of technologies that took millions of years to develop, we can find a shortcut and use it on Earth. ”
Avi Lope, who repeatedly mentions Galileo, a seventeenth-century imprisoned scholar who claims that the earth revolves around the sun, criticizes an academic “culture of intimidation.”
Finding signs of extraterrestrial life is more common knowledge than studying the dark matter or multiple universes, he says. He thus hopes to create a new branch of astronomy, the archeology of space, dedicated to the search for biological and technological traces of extraterrestrial civilizations.
“If we can find evidence of technologies that took millions of years to develop, (for them) we can find a shortcut and use them on Earth,” says Avi Lope Circle.