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Could we find alien probes in our solar system ?

By T.K. Randall
April 21, 2021 · Comment icon 10 comments

Could there be alien probes visiting our solar system ? Image Credit: YouTube / NASA / ET Data Base
A NASA report published in 2018 takes the idea of finding alien 'technosignatures' very seriously indeed.
The search for evidence of intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations is perhaps one of the most important endeavours mankind has ever undertaken. It has the potential to not only answer the age-old question of whether or not we are alone in the universe, but to also fundamentally change how we see ourselves and what it means to be a member of a wide-reaching cosmic community.

Actually finding evidence of alien life however is proving to be easier said than done.

In the 2018 70-page document 'NASA and The Search For Technosignatures', scientists discussed how evidence of an alien civilization might be found and what form it might take.
Intriguingly, the space agency has considered numerous possibilities ranging from detecting 'technosignatures' around distant stars to finding an alien probe in our own solar system.

"It is even possible that the Earth itself hosts such artifacts," the authors wrote.

It's certainly an interesting idea and if we were to assume that an alien civilization knows of our existence, it's not unreasonable to imagine that they would send space probes to investigate.

"Yes, I think the idea of searching our solar neighborhood for evidence of extraterrestrial technology is worth doing," astrobiologist Dr. Jacob Haqq-Misra told The Debrief.

"We do not know how prevalent life or technology is in our galaxy, and so we cannot easily assign any probabilities to say that technology is more or less likely on an exoplanet versus in our solar system."

Source: The Debrief | Comments (10)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Robotic Jew 3 years ago
Probably find them around Uranus....
Comment icon #2 Posted by b0wn 3 years ago
I'm curious as to what an Allen Probe is tbh
Comment icon #3 Posted by Nnicolette 3 years ago
Be careful what you wish for
Comment icon #4 Posted by jethrofloyd 3 years ago
Oumuamua ? 
Comment icon #5 Posted by Stiff 3 years ago
That'll be the Klingons.
Comment icon #6 Posted by moonman 3 years ago
Not if they don't want to be found.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Hammerclaw 3 years ago
If they want to use a probe to detect a civilization with an advanced capable of interplanetary flight, they might put it in a retrograde orbit, out in the Kuiper Belt, as an anomaly worthy of exploration.
Comment icon #8 Posted by jethrofloyd 3 years ago
The 'Black Knight' satellite? Some people say it's an extraterrestrial spacecraft. NASA says it's probably just space junk.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Aardvark-DK 3 years ago
They are probing, because they need to make way, for a intersteller highway. We have been warned !! It happens in 42 days....I know this, from a guy, from Betelgeuse...
Comment icon #10 Posted by toast 3 years ago
Of course, the possibility that that such a probe could popup in our system cannot be 100% excluded even if the chance is very little (but you never know). Within the last 100 (or so) years, we were capable to extend our technical development from very simple things up to unmanned probes which are heading, partly without function  and not designed for that far operation, interstellar space. Taking the age/size of the Universe and the infinite number of exoplanets into account, the probability is given that there is an uncounted number of civilizations out there. Some might have reached space ... [More]

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