Professor Avi Loeb claims Oumuama is an alien probe. The announcement was made a year and a half after an oddly shaped interstellar object was seen flying through the solar system. In addition, he claims that there are many more objects like this coming in the near future.
Professor Loeb and Harvard University professor Frank Baird said that scientists do not have the required amount of time to draw conclusions and fully understand the origin of the unique object. However, the researchers hypothesized that Oumuama was artificially created and moves with a kind of thin solar sail that has been exposed to increased radiation pressure.
In addition, Professor Loeb is currently collaborating with the Vera Rubin Observatory to detect more such objects in outer space and provide additional information on this topic, with a focus on their origins.
Therefore, the study could include observing several objects that are locked in Jupiter's orbit, as well as carefully examining the craters of the Moon and their formation to find a clue as to what could have created these craters falling on the surface of the Earth's satellite.
The most common theory is that Oumuama arose after a red dwarf collided with a star. Professor Loeb is skeptical about this theory, as this type of object is difficult to meet. Such targets are formed when tidal disruption occurs. Therefore, Loeb suggests that such a phenomenon is extremely unlikely. In addition, no evidence can demonstrate the formation of Oumuamua as a result of degassing.
Professor Avi Loeb even expressed his opinion on the fragile state of human life on Earth in the light of recent events threatening it. He suggests that sending unmanned stations over long distances to provide us with information about outer space could be critical. In the meantime, he thinks Oumuamua is an alien probe.