The possibility of the existence of extraterrestrial life and their possible visits to our planet has been a topic of fascination and curiosity for centuries. In a recent research paper titled "Physical Constraints on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena," Sean Kirkpatrick and Abraham Loeb explore the possibility of alien probes and motherships visiting our solar system. Kirkpatrick is the director of the Pentagon's All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, while Loeb is the chairman of Harvard University's astronomy department.
The head of the Pentagon’s research office for unidentified aerial phenomena, Sean Kirkpatrick, recently shared a report draft suggesting that extraterrestrial motherships and smaller probes may be visiting planets in our solar system. Kirkpatrick and Abraham Loeb, chairman of Harvard University’s astronomy department, authored the research paper titled “Physical Constraints on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.”
The report explores the possibility of an artificial interstellar object that releases smaller probes during its close passage to Earth. These tiny probes could reach Earth or other planets in the solar system for exploration. Kirkpatrick and Loeb offer the example of “Oumuamua,” a possible mothership with probe capabilities that passed through our solar system in 2017. The authors suggest that astronomers would not be able to notice these mini-probes because they do not reflect enough sunlight.
Tiny probes and UFOs
“With proper design, these tiny probes would reach the Earth or other solar system planets for exploration, as the parent craft passes by within a fraction of the Earth-Sun separation — just like ‘Oumuamua’ did,” the authors were quoted saying by the Military Times. “Astronomers would not be able to notice the spray of mini-probes because they do not reflect enough sunlight for existing survey telescopes to notice them.”
This research comes amid intense scrutiny of unidentified flying objects, fueled by the recent sighting of a Chinese spy balloon in U.S. airspace and the discovery of three additional unidentified objects. Sens. Marco Rubio and Kirsten Gillibrand and 12 other senators have called for full funding for the Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), which was established to investigate unidentified “objects of interest” around military installations. The AARO has the potential to integrate and resolve threats to the U.S. while offering increased transparency to the American people. Robust funding and cooperation between the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community will be crucial to the AARO’s success, according to the lawmakers’ letter to the Deputy Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Director of National Intelligence.
The UFO subject has become of great importance
Kirkpatrick, the current director of the Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), previously served as the chief scientist at the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Missile and Space Intelligence Center. The AARO was created in July 2022 to investigate unidentified “objects of interest” in the vicinity of military installations, as stated in a press release by the Pentagon.
On the other hand, Abraham Loeb became well-known when he suggested that our solar system had been visited by its first interstellar object in October 2017. The object was detected by the PanSTARRS telescope in Hawaii and was moving through our solar system at a speed that led some scientists to believe it originated from another galaxy. Furthermore, the object’s trajectory indicated that factors other than the sun’s gravitational pull might have been affecting its motion. You can read their research paper by clicking here.
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