VICE News shows that when an object called ʻOumuamua' was detected flying through our solar system in 2017, scientists were baffled by its strange behavior. Many said it was just a bizarre space rock, but Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb believes it was most likely a relic of an alien civilization. And he thinks you should believe that too.
In this episode of The Space Show, Motherboard reporter Becky Ferreira speaks with Professor Avi Loeb, chair of Harvard's astronomy department and author of the new book "Extraterrestrial."
Extraterrestrial life is hypothetical life which may occur outside Earth and which did not originate on Earth. Such life might range from simple prokaryotes (or comparable life forms) to intelligent beings and even sapient beings, possibly bringing forth civilizations which might be far more really advanced than humanity. The Drake equation speculates about the existence of sapient life elsewhere in the so-called universe. The science of extraterrestrial life in all its forms is certainly known as astrobiology.
Definition of word: sapient:
wise, or attempting to appear wise.
"members of the female quarter were more sapient but no less savage than the others"
2. relating to the human species ( Homo sapiens ).
"our sapient ancestors of 40,000 years ago"
a human of the species Homo sapiens.
Since the mid-20th century, active ongoing research has taken place to look for signs of possible extraterrestrial life.