A Strange Object Has Visited Our Solar System And Confused Scientists

Space is called the final frontier, and for good reason.Explorers used to cross treacherous oceans and vast deserts to unravel the secrets ofthe unknown.Not long ago, a piece of that unknown came to visit us in the form of a mysterious objectfrom a distant star.But what is it, and where exactly did it come from?Is […]

Astronomers Have Their Best Solution Yet To The Mysterious ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star

Shira Polan: In 2015, astronomersnoticed something strangegoing on nearly 1,500 light-years from home.A star named KIC 8462852,aka Tabby’s Star, kept dimming,as though something was passing in front of it.Since then, scientists have been trying to figure outwhat that something might be.A swarm of comets flying by en masse?An alien megastructure?Then, in 2019, astronomers proposed a […]

The Mystery of Our First Interstellar Visitor Just Got More Complicated

Just over a year ago, on October 19, 2017 astronomers saw an object from interstellarspace flying through our solar system for the first time.It was dubbed Oumuamua — Hawaiian for “scout” — and almost as suddenly as it had appeared,it was out of sight again.Of course we at Seeker covered it and reported that based […]

Why Harvard Scientists Think This Object Is An Alien Spacecraft

Narrator: We have a mysterious new kid on the block.Astronomers call it Oumuamua.Which in Hawaiian, roughly translates to“first time visitor from far away.”Oumuamua is the first interstellar objectever detected in our solar system.Astronomers discovered it in 2017with the Pan-STARRS1 telescope.And like all grand discoveries,it has raised more questions than it answers.Where did it come from?What’s […]