Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: strange asteroid ‘might be a lightsail of artificial origin’

In a new study, astronomers from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics say asteroid ‘Oumuamua could be a giant solar sail ‘sent from another civilization to look for signs of life’. The study – ‘Could Solar Radiation Pressure Explain ‘Oumuamua’s Peculiar Acceleration?’ was conducted by Shmuel Bialy, a postdoctoral researcher at the CfA’s Institute for Theory…