The mysteries of Oumuamua
Oumuamua was a visitor from outside the solarsystem. Some rock, astronomers first thought. But everything about it was weird: its shape, its speed, the way it reflected light, the fact that itaccelerated away from the Sun, and much more.
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All this lead Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb to propose that it might be a product of extraterrestrial technology. His colleague astronomer Seth Shostak knows a thing or two about looking forextraterrestrial life: he works at the SETI institute in Mountain View, CA, where the search for extraterrestrial life is their core business. So we asked Seth what he thinks about Avi's ideas and he tells us in this podcast.
Avi Loeb explains what's weird about Oumuamua
Wikipedia on Oumuamua
The SETI Institute
They looked for radio signals fom Oumuamua
Meanwhile, they found a strange radio source elsewhere
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