Pentagon spokesman and scientist said aliens are studying us with probes

A Harvard scientist and the head of the Pentagon's UFO department prepared a draft paper in which they put forward

controversial idea.According to their assumption, there may be an alien ship in the solar system, from which aliens send tiny probes to study the planets. They are called "dandelion seeds" because of their characteristic shape.

The document was prepared by Avi Loeb, an astronomer fromHarvard University, and Sean M. Kirkpatrick, director of the Pentagon's Office of Anomaly Resolution in All Areas (AARO). The project was created in July 2022 at the Ministry of Defense to detect and study "objects of interest." This is not an official Pentagon document, but was prepared in collaboration with the Department of Defense. It has not been reviewed.

Avi Loeb is a theoretical physicist known for hisresearch of the interstellar object Oumuamua. Astronomers first spotted the cigar-shaped object in 2017 and thought it was a comet. However, the elongated shape, the absence of a coma (a gas cloud enveloping the comet), and the fact that 'Oumuamua was accelerating away from the Sun raised questions about the "comet theory". Instead, Loeb suggested that "'Oumuamua was an alien spacecraft."

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Six months before 'Oumuamua's close encounter withA small interstellar meteor about a meter wide crashed into the planet. This object, IM2, was not related to 'Oumuamua, but made the physicist think.

This coincidence inspired him to "considerthe possibility that an artificial interstellar object could potentially be a parent ship. It fires many small probes as it approaches Earth. This operational design is not too different from NASA missions,” Loeb told Live Science in an email. These “dandelion seeds”… were separated from the main ship by the Sun’s tidal gravity or maneuverability,” the scientist explained.

In the draft paper, Loeb and Kirkpatrick consideredunidentified anomalous phenomena (UUVs, the government's preferred term for UFOs), like alien probes. They think these "dandelion seeds" are probably too small to reflect enough sunlight. Therefore, survey telescopes did not detect them.

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