A Top Scientist Believes That Alien Tech May Be Located In The Pacific Ocean

Astrophysicist Avi Loeb is on a mission to try and find some alien technology that he believes is lying on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

Astrophysicist Avi Loeb is on a mission to try and find some alien technology that he believes is lying on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

More specifically, Loeb believes that an interstellar object landed on Earth in 2014 in some spaceship.

Within the last week, the US Space Command (USSC) reported that the object that has been found was from another star system that wasn’t ours. But the agency came to the conclusion that the found object was just a meteor. 

Loeb doesn’t believe any of the other reports. He claims that the object was built by extraterrestrials.

“The fundamental question is whether any interstellar meteor might indicate a composition that is unambiguously artificial in origin.”

The missing object holds designated title of  “CNEOS 2014-01-08” was found by networks of satellites that are used to monitor the sky for dangerous asteroids. 

With data that was originally published by NASA, Loeb, Amir Siraj a soon after Harvard Grad, suggested that the mysterious object first appeared outside of our solar system in 2019. 

“It moved very fast, roughly 40 kilometers per second when it exploded in the lower atmosphere,” said Loeb.  

The two scientists worked together and submitted a paper stating their case and their beliefs. The object actually was sent to a peer-reviewed astronomy journal. However, their paper ended up being rejected due to the slack of evidence. 

Within Loeb’s essay, he mentioned that he would conduct his own expedition that could be achieved using “scooping” magnets within the 10 square kilometer of the Pacific Ocean.

“My dream is to press some buttons on a functional piece of equipment that was manufactured outside of Earth”

Loeb raised roughly half a million dollars for his expedition, but is still searching for another extra million to get a boat site near the coast of Papua New Guinea. 

“This would be the most important scientific discovery that humanity ever made? Because if you think about it, it will change our perspective about our place in the universe,” said Loeb.

This isn’t the first time that the astrophysicist has been called out on controversial ideas. He has also produced research on black holes, space radiation, the early universe and various other topics. 

But in the last 10 years, he focused more of his studies on the possibility of Earth being visited by extraterrestrials. 

Other astronomers are unsure of Loeb’s claim noting that there is a lack of evidence and data that could support him and his theories. 

Some astronomers actually don’t believe that the object is technological at all. Many believe that there are  far simpler and more likely natural explanations. Some don’t even want to conclude that the meteor even came from the outside of the solar system.

“If you’re a satellite and you’re looking at a meteor … you can get the left-to-right motion, but it’s hard to tell if it’s coming towards you or moving away from you,” said Steve Desch, an astrophysics professor at Arizona State University. 

Another astronomer studied near-Earth objects found by the Pan-STARRS telescope and stated that there just isn’t enough information to draw strong conclusions about the object’s origins.

“I understand why they won’t release more information, but I think that would be essential … to actually come to a conclusion about this object being interstellar,” said Robert Weryk, an astronomer.

Many of Loeb’s critics have called out how hard his expedition would be to retrieve the unidentified object. 

“This is what I would generously call a dubious plan,” said Ethan Siegel, an astrophysicist and science communicator. He has previously criticized Loeb on numerous occasions about his past claims about aliens.

Both Siegel and Desch have agreed that Loeb has to consider too may variables for his expedition to be a success. Between the atmospheric winds and ocean currents, it would be difficult to confidently pinpoint the exact location for the search.

“If you want to invest in renting a submarine and going down to the bottom of the ocean on … a wild-goose chase, you can do it. If you want to take all of your money and dump it into the middle of the ocean, you can do that too,” said Siegel.

Even with all the criticism, Loeb still believes that he is right with his research. 

“Once I realized that we found an object from a technological origin that was produced elsewhere. I would not seek approval from anyone else. I don’t need likes on Twitter. I just want to know what it is,” said Loeb.