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Author Loeb, Abraham, author.

Title Extraterrestrial : the first sign of intelligent life beyond Earth / Avi Loeb.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2021.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Non-Fiction  576.839 Loe    ---  Available
Description xvii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-213) and index.
Contents Scout -- The farm -- Anomalies -- StarChips -- The lightsail hypothesis -- Seashells and buoys -- Learning from children -- Vastness -- Filters -- Astro-archaeology -- ʻOumuamua's wager -- Seeds -- Singularities -- Conclusion.
Summary "Harvard's top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star"-- Provided by publisher.
In late 2017 scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed an object soaring through our inner solar system, moving so quickly that it could only have come from another star. Loeb showed it was not an asteroid; it was moving too fast along a strange orbit, and left no trail of gas or debris in its wake. There was only one conceivable explanation: the object was a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization. Here he outlines his controversial theory and its profound implications: for science, for religion, and for the future of our species and our planet. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Extraterrestrial beings.
Life on other planets.
ʻOumuamua (Interstellar object)
Genre/Form Astronomy -- Space Science -- Science.
Astrophysics -- Physics -- Science.
Aeronautics & Astronautics -- Technology & Engineering.
Epistemology -- Philosophy.
Evolution -- Life Sciences -- Science.
Subject SCIENCE / Astronomy.
Extraterrestrial beings. (OCoLC)fst01742248
Life on other planets. (OCoLC)fst00998301
Other Form: Online version: Loeb, Abraham, Extraterrestrial Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021. 9780358274551 (DLC) 2020023330
ISBN 9780358278146 hardcover
0358278147 hardcover

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