Officials from the Pentagon have cautioned that an extraterrestrial mother vessel might be present within our solar system, and dispatching probes towards Earth.
As per the US intelligence center, it has been suggested that tinier probes might be employed to explore other planets, similar to NASA’s approach, the Daily Star reported.
The report, which centers on the limitations of unidentified aerial phenomena, highlighted the possibility of a “parent craft” dispatching smaller probes to Earth.
Sean Kirkpatrick, director of the Pentagon’s All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), and Abraham Loeb, chairman of Harvard University’s astronomy department, authored the report and cautioned about the existence of a significant vessel in space.
Established in 2022, the objective of AARO is to monitor any unidentified phenomena, whether in the atmosphere or as far-reaching as space, or even submerged under the water.
They wrote: “An artificial interstellar object could potentially be a parent craft that releases many small probes during its close passage to Earth, an operational construct not too dissimilar from NASA missions.”
It continued: “These ‘dandelion seeds’ could be separated from the parent craft by the tidal gravitational force of the Sun or by a manoeuvring capability,” as reported by the Daily Star.
In 2005, the US Congress tasked NASA with locating 90% of objects larger than 140 meters in diameter, which prompted the construction of the Pan-STARRS telescopes.
One peculiar outcome of this project was the detection of Oumuamua, an elongated, pencil-shaped interstellar object that didn’t leave a comet trail, leading several scientists to speculate that it might be of artificial origin.
The research report continued: “With proper design, these tiny probes would reach the Earth or other solar system planets for exploration, as the parent craft passes by within a fraction of the Earth-Sun separation — just like ‘Oumuamua’ did.”
Written by staff