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Astronomer Claims New Interstellar Object Could Be an Alien Spacecraft

“We can’t rule out that this is an interstellar probe. If we get a closeup look, we may well see it has a metal exterior with portholes and little green faces looking out at us.”

Well, that didn’t take long. Just a week after astronomers announced the discovery of the second known space object from outside our solar system, one of them put his telescope on the line and speculated that it could actually be an alien spacecraft. The astronomer is Dr. Seth Shostak, whom you may know better as the host of the long-running weekly science radio show and podcast Big Picture Science, which comes from the SETI Institute where Shostak is a Senior Astronomer. He’s also a frequent guest on many talk shows. Speaking to The Sun about C/2019 Q4, he proposed that we don’t know much about the space object yet and a closer look – by telescope or a possible probe – could reveal that it’s a ship from another planet, although he warned those worried about an invasion that “I would bet next month’s pay cheque this is a comet.”

“Avi Loeb, the head of the Harvard Astronomy Department, wrote an ingenious research paper in which he argued that it was possible that – just as in Arthur C. Clarke’s 1973 story “Rendezvous with Rama” – ‘Oumuamua was man-made. Or rather, alien-made. One of the arguments Loeb offered to bolster this idea was that the chances of a randomly expelled comet accurately targeting the center regions of our Solar System were about the same as you winning next month’s Powerball jackpot. So either there were gazillions of interstellar comets peppering space, or this one was deliberately aimed our way – possibly by a crew within, keen on paying us a visit.”

In his post about C/2019 Q4 on the SETI website, Shostak defended fellow astronomer Avi Loeb, who weathered a lot of criticism for his own speculations that ‘Oumuamua – the cigar-shaped interstellar object which was only detected on its way out two years ago and still hasn’t been convincingly identified – was a spacecraft that might be manned by robots and AI so it couldn’t show conventional life signs or was long-ago abandoned and built up a crust of space debris that covered its metallic exterior. He then compared the two objects.

“Well, C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) also seems to be an interstellar traveler. Like ‘Oumuamua, it too apparently has a hyperbolic trajectory. So that would make two such visitors in two years – suggesting that, well, there really are gazillions of these things sailing silently through space. That’s obviously a less appealing conclusion than learning that some of these comets are not hunks of rock and ice but someone’s interstellar rockets. That’s still possible, although the chances seem smaller now.”

Shostak again doesn’t rule out the possibility that C/2019 Q4, discovered by astronomer Gennady Borisov, is a ship filled with life forms from another planet. Fortunately C/2019 Q4 was detected on its way into our solar system and it will be observable for at least a year. That’s plenty of time to train many telescopes on it, but is there enough time and technological know-how (and money) to send a probe to inspect it close up?

Or is it too late?

“It starts with NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART). A half-ton chunk of metal will launch in July 2021 and make its way toward 65803 Didymos, a binary asteroid (made up of one big asteroid orbited by a smaller “moonlet”). After 16 months, DART will arrive at Didymos and crash into the moonlet at more than 14,700 miles per hour.”

It was just announced this week that NASA and the ESA will begin joint efforts to crash a probe into an asteroid to determine of it’s possible to deflect or destroy a space object on a potential collision course with Earth. The timetable announced for the first one seems to answer the C/2019 Q4 question – there’s not enough time to send a probe to inspect it.

Would the answer be different – and the money, equipment and manpower be suddenly available – if astronomers could confirm that C/2019 Q4 has a good chance of being an interstellar spaceship?

You probably shouldn’t bet your paycheck on that one either.

Source: Mysterious Universe


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Two brothers saw a ‘UFO battle’ 40 years ago

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Did the brothers really witness two UFOs dogfighting ? 

Rob and Phil Tindale have stood by their claim that they witnessed two UFOs battling in the skies over Australia.

At around 9:30pm on February 7th, 1980, the ten-year-old siblings had been at their family home in Aldgate when they spotted a bright yellow object ‘bobbing about’ in the sky about 20 miles away.

A few minutes later, it was joined by a second, slightly larger object that was emitting a red light.

According to the brothers, the second object would fly up to the first, stop, reverse, then repeat the process over and over as if it was trying to provoke a reaction.

Then, without warning, the yellow object took off at great speed, prompting a cat-and-mouse chase through the sky with both objects exhibiting remarkable maneuvering capabilities and speeds.

After about 15 minutes, the two objects zoomed off over a hill and out of sight.

Even to this day, the two brothers remain adamant about what they had seen.

“Certainly there were two lights, one appeared to be chasing the other, they both dipped below the horizon,” said Rob. “It was a very memorable thing.”

There were other witnesses too, including local farmhand Daryl Browne who reported seeing a “speedboat-shaped yellow thing” crash into some nearby trees.

When he went out to investigate, he encountered the object which he claimed was 30ft across.

He quickly called the police, but by the time anyone showed up the object had disappeared.

Broken branches were found strewn across the crash site, but that was all.

“Over the years I’ve done lots of reading but also personal investigation, contacting people one to one,” said Rob. “There are loads of people out there who just don’t report it, don’t talk about it.”

“Not everyone has a fantastically compelling sighting, often it’s just lights in the sky, but there are significant numbers of sightings where there is an object that is so far beyond our capability it has to be extraterrestrial.”

Source: New Zealand Herald

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Plesiosaurus Cub? In Thailand, a very strange creature was photographed in water

A few days ago a video appeared on the Internet with a very unusual creature (see below), filmed somewhere off the coast of Thailand and was looking very similar to Plesiosaurus.

People watched the creature literally for several seconds, while the boat sailed past him.

The animal stayed on the surface of the water, sticking out of the water a small brown head on a long neck.

The creature is small in appearance and at first, glance looks like a sea turtle. However, in slow motion, it becomes clear that not a single turtle has such a head with huge eyes and such a long neck.

The mysterious creature that looks like Plesiosaurus

Also, the body shape of the creature, although it is as streamlined as the body of a sea turtle, is not at all like a shell.

There is still no detailed information about the video posted on the network, it is not known, when it was shot, or in any particular place.

The opinions of users were divided into those who consider the video a fake (and the creature in the water is a mechanical doll), those who think that it was some kind of unknown sea turtle (or mutant tortoise), and those who believe that the creature is The video is very similar to a small ancient marine dinosaur, most likely a plesiosaur. It is possible that this is his cub.

“It looks like a turtle with a seal head and long fins. Without a clue what it is,” comments one user.

“But it seemed to me like an elongated body of an octopus,” someone else wrote.


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The Moon is an artificial object. And that’s why

Over the years, it has been observed that the Earth’s moon satellite has some strange features and people always argue if the Moon is an artificial object.

The moon is the fifth-largest natural satellite of the solar system, and the official theory says that it was formed from the collision of a young Earth with a very large celestial body, the size of Mars.

Below are the most basic theses, according to which the Moon is an artificial object, probably created by aliens. In fact, there are a lot of such theses, but our goal is to fit into a capacious article, where all the main things will be put into shelves without extra water.

Moon is an artificial object

One of the very first anomalies seen by astronomers behind the moon is that it moves in the wrong orbit for its size and current estimated density.

Also, according to astronomers, inside the moon has a lower density than outside, which leads to the assumption that there are large voids inside the moon.

Some even claimed that when large meteorites fall on the moon, it makes a sound similar to a rumble of a bell, which also goes in favor of the theory of the presence of voids inside the moon.

On the moon, seismic surface vibrations, the so-called moonquakes, were repeatedly recorded. Their maximum power reached 5.5 points on the Richter scale. This is not much for the Earth, but for the Moon – considered a “dead” object without volcanic activity, this is an anomaly.

It is officially believed that moonquakes are mainly caused by the tidal action of the Earth and, to a lesser extent, by the stress of the lunar surface and falling meteorites.

The moon is possibly older than not only the earth but also the sun. The age of the Earth is estimated at a maximum of 4.5 billion years, the Sun – also at 4.5 billion, while some scientists estimate the age of the lunar rock at 5 billion years (officially its age is also 4.5 billion, like that of the Earth and the Sun). The chemical composition of the lunar dust is different from the lunar rocks themselves.

Another oddity of the moon is craters. First of all, there are an incredible amount and they can be very large. But not one of them penetrated deep into the bowels of the moon as if there was hidden under the stones extremely hard metal plating.

All these meteorites left behind only very shallow craters. Even a huge meteorite, which left behind a crater with a diameter of 300 km (Baia crater), penetrated the moon only 4 km.

Moon is an artificial object

Some craters are recognized to have arisen due to volcanic activity, but there is no evidence that the moon was even once so hot as to create volcanic eruptions. None of the currently observed moonquakes can leave such craters.

The moon is the only natural satellite in the solar system with an almost perfectly circular orbit.

Well, the most obvious thesis. How can it naturally coincide in such a way that the Moon during the eclipses of the tuft in the tuft covers the Sun?

This also requires a certain precisely calibrated orbit with a certain inclination of rotation and with a precisely calibrated diameter of the body itself.

Moon is an artificial object

In addition, the Moon regularly changed color throughout the entire history of observations. And this is difficult to explain with fogs, changes in the Earth’s atmosphere or something else, since different colors were visible not only visually, but also through telescopes.

Even in photographs from moon rovers, you can see not only the familiar gray surface but also richly brown. Although such images are much smaller than gray.

The Soviet scientists Vasin and Shcherbakov were the first to express the theory of the alien moon ship back in the 1960s. In their opinion, a certain civilization created the moon from a planetoid, hollowing it out from the inside and strengthening it with metal frames.

In addition to all of the above, the strange glow regularly observed on the Moon, fixed UFO flights and other anomalies that are always discarded by scientists as fakes speak in favor of this version.

Moon is an artificial object

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