Extraterrestrial equipment could arrive in our solar system in two distinct forms. Defunct space trash with an apparent artificial nature, or autonomous spacecraft, that are still in function and perhaps even equipped with some sort of artificial intelligence.
While scientists are scanning the night sky for a signal from an advanced alien species, we look towards our solar system to try to answer whether we are alone in the universe. Here, in our very solar system, life could have developed in more places than one. Our best bet right now is Mars. However, some of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn are also good spots to look for evidence of life. This life doesn’t have to be intelligent in nature. If it exists elsewhere in the solar system, there are good chances it could exist in distant solar systems, like Trappist or Proxima Centauri. However, while we search for microbial life in our own cosmic backyard, it is also good to look for interstellar artifacts.
Interstellar artifacts or alien space trash
Our solar system is a pretty big place. And chances are, interstellar artifacts could make their way across it. As Harvard astronomer professor Avi Loeb revealed, extraterrestrial equipment could arrive in our solar system in two distinct forms. Defunct space trash with an apparent artificial nature, or autonomous spacecraft, that is still in function and perhaps even equipped with some artificial intelligence. If there are hyper-advanced aliens out there, then it would be logical to assume they would build autonomous spacecraft, allowing them to explore distant solar systems. This is why I have previously explained that scientists on Earth must turn towards interstellar archeology because evidence of alien life could be right in front of our noses.
This underappreciated science will probably pick up within the next few years as we returned to the Moon, and land humans on Mars. By then, we should have developed it further because there is a pretty high chance that our solar system is home to interstellar artifacts. This is why we should turn towards this science in an effort to find relics of an ancient alien civilization. If aliens sent out autonomous spacecraft to explore the cosmos, some of these spacecraft could have crashed not only on distant planets like Mars but they could have made their way to Earth and even our Moon. We only need to search. Interstellar archeology is essentially the search for artificial “monuments” or artifacts but in space.