A More Sober, Scientific Explanation for What Oumuamua Might Be
You’ve likely heard the rather far-fetched theory that the interstellar object, Oumuamua, which was detected in our solar system in 2017, was possibility a piece of alien technology. Respected Harvard astronomy professor, Avi Loeb, even has a book, called Extraterrestrial, which makes this argument.
But the growing theory that makes more logical, scientific sense (’cause extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence) is that Oumuamua is a giant pancake slice of nitrogen ice.
In this video on Anton Petrov’s channel, he does a great job of explaining the nitrogen ice theory and how it handily explains some of the anomalous behavior of the Oumuamua object.
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