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Is there alien tech lying at the bottom of the sea ?

April 22, 2022 | Comment icon 104 comments

Have fragments of alien technology landed on Earth ? Image Credit: RafaelMousob / Pixabay
Harvard physicist Avi Loeb has suggested that some interstellar meteorites could be artificial in nature.
Earlier this month, it was revealed by the US Space Command (USSC) that a fast-moving fireball, which exploded over Papua New Guinea 8 years ago, actually originated from outside our solar system - predating the discovery of interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua in 2017.

Whatever remained of this object, if anything, would have ended up falling to the bottom of the ocean.

According to Loeb, something to consider is whether such an object - especially if it has come from interstellar space - has the potential to be a piece of extraterrestrial technology.

Given its small size and the vast area in which it now lies, however, finding it would be a tough ask.
Even so, Loeb has an answer to this too - suggesting the use of "scooping" magnets that could scour vast swatches of the Pacific seafloor for fragments of this and other interstellar visitors.

"Our discovery of an interstellar meteor heralds a new research frontier," he wrote in a recent article on the subject. "The fundamental question is whether any interstellar meteor might indicate a composition that is unambiguously artificial in origin ?"

"Better still, perhaps some technological components would survive the impact."

Of course the question is currently impossible to answer (and the chances of such a likelihood seem slim), however Loeb has set his sights on one day getting his hands on such a find.

"My dream is to press some buttons on a functional piece of equipment that was manufactured outside of Earth," he said.

Source: Futurism | Comments (104)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #95 Posted by badeskov 24 days ago
Cake and a good gin and tonic.     Cheers, Badeskov
Comment icon #96 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 24 days ago
Tis one of rhe important ingredients, and we’vefound flour on Europa. We need to look harder for milk, eggs and scotch.
Comment icon #97 Posted by astrobeing 23 days ago
Believe it or not, water is a fairly common element in the universe.
Comment icon #98 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 23 days ago
Believe it or not, but looking at those other places in the universe for life is really really hard, as opposed to just hard on Europa. So let’s look for life on Europa, because it might be there.
Comment icon #99 Posted by astrobeing 23 days ago
You mean there might not be life on Europa, Hats???
Comment icon #100 Posted by Golden Duck 23 days ago
Hydrogen and oxygen are the most and third most common elements in the Universe.
Comment icon #101 Posted by razman 22 days ago
Well Astrobeing says water is common in the universe and you say Hydrogen and Oxygen are the 3rd most common , so i would say that this points to the odds of possibility of other life in the universe even more so, generally. 
Comment icon #102 Posted by Golden Duck 22 days ago
I was just having a bit of fun with @astrobeing by being pedantic. Water is a compound, not an element.  He said it was fairly common.  Not most common. i intended to say that hydrogen is the most common element.
Comment icon #103 Posted by razman 22 days ago
Yep , i googled it and it does say that they are some of the most common stuff in the universe along with Helium.
Comment icon #104 Posted by astrobeing 21 days ago
Yes, you understood my context: water is an element of life (as we know it).

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