AN INTERSTELLAR object that crash-landed on the Pacific Ocean may have been an 'alien spacecraft' a Harvard professor has claimed.
Astrophysicist Avi Loeb is now planning a $ 2million search into the mysterious meteor that crashed on Earth in 2014.
The strange space rock crashed in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, near Australia.
At the time, Prof. Loeb, suggested the object could have been built by extraterrestrials.
And now, nearly a decade later he is determined to find answers about whether we are alone in the universe.
He told Sunrise: “The material of it is tougher than iron, based on the data, so the question is whether it’s just an unusual rock or perhaps a spacecraft from another civilisation.
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“I was able to receive full funding for this expedition to Papua New Guinea and we will scoop the ocean floor and figure out the composition of the object.”
The Harvard Professor who said he “definitely” believes aliens exist, added that more research needs to be done.
He said: “We know that most of the stars, were formed five billion years before the Sun.
“So, there was plenty of time for any civilisation next to them, and there are tens of billions of them in the Milky Way galaxy alone, there was plenty of time for them to send probes that would reach us.
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“Even if they were propelled by chemical rockets … out of cosmic modesty we should assume that we are not the smartest kid in our cosmic neighbourhood, and we can learn from them.
“The only way to find out is we just need to look up, and down, as well in the ocean floor.”
Loeb promised to display any findings in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
The astrophysicist has often sparked debate with his controversial theories on various topics including black holes, space radiation, and the early universe.
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More recently he has focused on the possibility that life exists beyond Earth causing criticism from others in the field.
He has previously claimed that Oumuamua – an interstellar object that zipped through the Solar System in 2017 was technology sent by aliens.
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