Harvard scientists say Oumuamua may be probe sent by "alien civilization"

  • Published: 09 November 2018
  • A pair of Harvard scientists say a massive, fast-moving visitor to our solar system may have been a probe sent by an advance alien civilization. Astronomers were excited to discover the interstellar object last year. It was named "Oumuamua" that's Hawaiian for "messenger" or "scout." Tony Dokoupil reports.

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Comments • 5 260

  • Ron
    Ron  13 hours back

    I'll put my money on the Harvard Scientist over the crazy looking lady that is showing all kinds of body language that she is FULL OF IT.

    • Ranger 208
      Ranger 208  1 days back

      A huge A-probe!

      • Julio Inostroza
        Julio Inostroza  1 days back

        I love when people think they know what’s out in outer space and determine what it is NOT with confidence

        • Ŵølff Çårvïñ
          Ŵølff Çårvïñ  2 days back

          Faster than light

          • Robert Smith
            Robert Smith  3 days back

            I have saw a video from an aire plane seeing a UFO looking just like that in the clouds and it looked so creepy

            • Aaron Emmanuel
              Aaron Emmanuel  4 days back

              I'm pretty sure in that rock resides NOKIA 3310

              • Oscar Pesantes
                Oscar Pesantes  4 days back

                Being alone in a galaxy seems more scary than Aliens

                • Hiji Vbn
                  Hiji Vbn  5 days back

                  Yung sinungkit ng manliligaw mo yung bituin pakasalan mo lang sya

                  • Chris Wylie
                    Chris Wylie  5 days back

                    Pure publicity grab. Harvard should be better than cheap publicity to bring attention to the department. Doubt CBS was scouring daily science papers from Harvard. Clear press release by the scientists to see what stations would pick it up for a story like this

                    • Mr Anderson
                      Mr Anderson  6 days back

                      If “Arrival” does arrive we’d better not send Amy Adams and Hawkeye as our planet’s ambassadors

                      • John Nelson
                        John Nelson  1 weeks back

                        WOW that light bulb head shaped idiot and other idiots think that just because something doesn't give off primitive radio waves such as what we're use to here on earth that it can't be a communication device! Ants and other insects communicate without giving off electrical signals and they understand what they are saying to each other, So why can't that thing be some type of communication satellite with technology well beyond our intelligence level IDIOTS!😂 I Hope when they do get here that they've been paying attention to all of the so called "experts" and enslave them all to teach them some form of REALITY! And that is: JUST BECAUSE YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND SOMETHING DOESN'T MEAN IT DOESN'T EXIST💡

                        • DEATHWISH -CHRIS
                          DEATHWISH -CHRIS  1 weeks back

                          It's a rock folks!
                          It's a rock!

                          • Carolyn Reynolds
                            Carolyn Reynolds  2 weeks back

                            Strange. Superior intelligence classified as Alien? Y'all need to consult indigenous peoples.

                            • Rick Shafer
                              Rick Shafer  2 weeks back

                              Terminus est is upon us! Burn the heretics!!

                              • paul john
                                paul john  2 weeks back

                                All you guys are SATAN LIARS...

                                • Braylon Feser
                                  Braylon Feser  2 weeks back

                                  What if are ancestors where separated from us and there trying to tell us by taking the voyager probe lost by nasa to tell us they were always there

                                  • Carlos Rivera Jr
                                    Carlos Rivera Jr  2 weeks back

                                    She looks like an alien.

                                    • NYPremed
                                      NYPremed  2 weeks back

                                      Did anyone catch the description of this object in the scientific paper vs how it looks like in the video????--huge contrast!!! The video makes it look like a rock, the papers describe something that's only a millimeter thin but wide like a sail, and it already left our solar system--it traveled incredibly fast. This finding was understated in the video.

                                      • Hannan Pakthini
                                        Hannan Pakthini  2 weeks back

                                        Where are u lol, your childishness had been disapproved.

                                        • Scam Witness - Avoid Scams To Earn Online

                                          'Probe'? All those cats stuck up all those trees and this is the best you come up with!!!!!!!!!!!

                                          • Courtney Taylor
                                            Courtney Taylor  3 weeks back

                                            So silly... Why would a species as advance as the suppose require that it first probe a place it already knows about... lol... The technology we have today is other worldly... Where do you think it comes from?

                                            • Zack Bowman
                                              Zack Bowman  3 weeks back

                                              A probe is a small ..coy ship. This looks ... Bigger

                                              • Zack Bowman
                                                Zack Bowman  3 weeks back

                                                How is that a probe...

                                                • heavens love
                                                  heavens love  3 weeks back

                                                  And the navy just said ufos have been identified. Yah low probability 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

                                                  • Sleepy Lord
                                                    Sleepy Lord  3 weeks back

                                                    Aliens just sent us alien poop and here we are analyzing it.

                                                    • J Mr.Laidback
                                                      J Mr.Laidback  4 weeks back

                                                      If anything I’d also use this video that this is real to not freak out the public

                                                      • David Lamar
                                                        David Lamar  4 weeks back

                                                        Yes it was. Can we please get 2 the next thing.

                                                        • Xnogenesis
                                                          Xnogenesis  4 weeks back

                                                          there's no such thing as space or galaxies, there's no such thing as aliens or UFO's, no person or thing , gets on or off the planet except through birth and death, and even dying can't do nothing but bring you right back to where you started, and that's on the planet. anyone tries to leave and enter into this so called outer-space, will instantly die. it was designed that way, to prevent any of us from leaving, If any of you would like to hear the whole, one that you never heard before, let know and i will gladly tell, and still thumbs up to the up-loaders

                                                          • Xnogenesis
                                                            Xnogenesis  4 weeks back

                                                            its one of those advance civilizations that vanished along time ago, and their children are throwing rocks at us, its a secret they don't want you to know

                                                            • Mike McDaniel
                                                              Mike McDaniel  1 months back

                                                              You say God is make belive and say aliens are for sure out in space. God is impossible but aliens aren't? Leaning to much on human knowledge and not on God's that's the problem

                                                              • Anthony Gay
                                                                Anthony Gay  1 months back

                                                                Zero proof of it being a millimeter thick. They have zero way to measure it.

                                                                • Narciso de Almeida
                                                                  Narciso de Almeida  1 months back

                                                                  All rocks in Space were part of planets destroyed during the great war in the universe.,we want proof well there it is.

                                                                  • Minute Repeater
                                                                    Minute Repeater  1 months back

                                                                    The all of a sudden mainstream interest for aliens is a joke, I rather stick to the information deliverd by people who been working/investigating the subject matter for decades. Who always have been shunned by the mainstream, who are now pushing forwards these new so called trust worthy experts who stay with the cliche goverment narratives. As with all the propaganda the system spits out, the bad thing is that the sheeple will eat it up.

                                                                    • Xavier HU
                                                                      Xavier HU  1 months back

                                                                      As long as they don't warp in their pylons...

                                                                      • Drew Fletcher
                                                                        Drew Fletcher  1 months back

                                                                        “... a very very gigantic grain of salt!” 🤔

                                                                        • Joe Pierre
                                                                          Joe Pierre  1 months back

                                                                          You better hope this is not something to surveyingbecause I'm here to tell you aliens aren't coming here for water or gold like you seen in movies the only coming here for one reason cattle that's you and me amino acids are the only thing we know that can't be synthesized or found in outer space and every life form needs amino acids protein you can make fast you can synthesize but not amino acids they going to take every life-form where there's a blade of grass are you and me or are cats and they going to put us in a giant blender and again extract at the parts they need and that means we need to be prepared for worn out of space we need to build a fleet of starships capable of destroying anything that threatens us cuz I'm here to tell you aliens are just as greedy as or athlinks and they want you for food amino acids look this up and maybe you'll understand what it's all about

                                                                          • Angel Lopez
                                                                            Angel Lopez  1 months back

                                                                            Aliens👽 are going to invade Earth🌎 very soon..
                                                                            True or False

                                                                            • AJ Rod
                                                                              AJ Rod  1 months back

                                                                              It's a Rock!

                                                                              • Jack Allison
                                                                                Jack Allison  1 months back

                                                                                Really? This is what we get from Harvard? Wow, think I need a dube

                                                                                • Dough Boy
                                                                                  Dough Boy  1 months back

                                                                                  It's an Interstellar blunt that has been sent from the planet bong

                                                                                  • riku1neo
                                                                                    riku1neo  1 months back

                                                                                    So it begins...

                                                                                    • Shaun Jenkins
                                                                                      Shaun Jenkins  1 months back

                                                                                      its not a big deal!! Its just Osiris abandoned ship!! its stuck in the gravitational pull of the solar systems!! its a cloaked ship!!

                                                                                      • Rome the Paranormal Critic

                                                                                        I know this is an old subject and an old video but why is it that every time something like this happens something out of the ordinary day bring on the stupidest skeptics instead of the actual person who made the claim the real scientist I should say because everyone else doesn't believe it unless it fits within the order of things... I'm sorry but if you're a real scientist you look outside the Box and think outside the Box that's how you make real discoveries.

                                                                                        • Black Water
                                                                                          Black Water  1 months back

                                                                                          Soo there is that Frisbee I lost five years ago.

                                                                                          • paul john
                                                                                            paul john  1 months back

                                                                                            I seen a McDonald’s burger hover
                                                                                            over me, the size of a football field,
                                                                                            it had no windows or landing gear,
                                                                                            It must of been Chuck Norris burger...

                                                                                            • Helpful Homeschool Mama
                                                                                              Helpful Homeschool Mama  1 months back

                                                                                              🤣🤣🤣🤣 yes, let us start making definitive scientific statements based on Hollywood's reality .. oh, wait, way too late for that 😂😂😁😁😁😁🙄

                                                                                              • Rick has it all bro
                                                                                                Rick has it all bro  2 months back

                                                                                                Alien lives matter

                                                                                                • Rick Fenczik
                                                                                                  Rick Fenczik  2 months back

                                                                                                  Yeah ok, scientists say they've never ever seen an asteroid like that ever. It slowed down near us. It could've very well been a probe sent millions of years ago. That woman is so sure to dismiss it. She doesn't know, no one does!