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Professor Loeb was a keynote speaker at the Warp Space Summit.
This is not a guy that stumbled across this theory on some obscure internet forum. Avi Loeb is one of the world's leading astrophysicists, a professor at Harvard University, chair of the Breakthrough Starshot Advisory Committee and Founding Director, Black Hole Initiative.
In 2017 our solar system was visited by an object, which got the impossible name Oumuamua. Our first identified interstellar visitor.
Not just the name was weird, also the shape, like a 100-meter long cigar och rather a very thin pancake shape, according to professor Loeb.
We had never seen a shape like that, but that was just the beginning of strange things with this object.
It was at least 10 times more reflective than usual space rocks. Could it be some sort of metal? Even more strange was that it sped up and accelerated faster than it should have, based on the Suns diminishing gravitational pull. Comets can accelerate like that, but then you see evaporating gases, looking almost like a rocket. But no jets were seen.
In his book Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth professor Loeb lays out the case why he thinks the most likely explanation is that Oumuamua was made by aliens.
At the Warp Space Summit professor Loeb will give a keynote speech and explain why he thinks Oumuamua is alien technology. We will also host a session with professor Loeb, where the audience can ask questions about Oumuamua.