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‘Oumuamua Is Not the Alien Probe You’re Looking For

Despite what Harvard scientists say.

An artist’s idea of what ‘Oumuamua might look like. Image: European Southern Observatory/M. Kornmesser

By Neel V. Patel

Three things are certain in this world: death, taxes, and people going bananas over aliens. Enter famed Harvard University physicist Avi Loeb and postdoc Shmuel Bialy and their new pre-print paper, which suggests a possibility that the interstellar asteroid known as…

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