Interstellar debris could yield proof of extraterrestrial life, a top Harvard physicist alleges, according to The Daily Mail. Professor Avi Loeb says that the unidentified flying object that crashed into the Pacific Ocean in 2014 could be “some artificial alloy.”
Loeb leads the effort to recover the fragments and piece it together. He speculates that when the analysis is finished, it could conclusively determine whether or not humanity has first encountered extraterrestrials. Loeb reportedly expects to have the results in a month.
The alleged spacecraft is being analyzed at four different laboratories to determine if the technology is unknown to mankind and traveled from out of the solar system. The space rocks of the craft are allegedly much stronger and overall different than what is known to man.
Loeb, who is also the director of the Institute for Theory and Computation at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, says that scientists went to the crash site because of the anomalies of what they believe is a spacecraft. In other words, it differs from the typical meteor.
The iron-metal meteor, which is the size of a kitchen sink, is named IM1 (Interstellar Meteor 1). It surprised scientists because it was able to sustain four times the pressure of a regular iron-metal meteor. Loeb also notes that it was way faster than any meteor that came through Earth’s atmosphere at over 100,000 miles per hour.
Loeb says that the meteor, if proved to be of alien origin, may be a probe, similar to that of the two Voyager spacecrafts. Voyager 2 is reportedly over 12 billion miles from home but is still transmitting a signal after losing contact in July after a command caused its antenna to turn away from Earth.
NASA is now working on a command that will point the 46-year-old probe back to Earth.