Oumuamua, the cigar-shaped alien spacecraft which was first discovered by the Pan-STARRS telescope on October 16, 2017 is continuing to drop all new shockers which left the scientists astonished across the world.
A group of scientists from Queen's University, UK published a letter on December 18 in the journal Nature and according to them the interstellar object that whizzed past our sun in October is made up of icy interiors and carbon-rich surfaces.
The latest findings have kept the researchers in their toes as carbon is known as the building block of life.
The interstellar asteroid is known to be the first-known object which has been scanned for the signs of alien technology and is raising a lot many questions over the existence of alien lives.
Oumuamua, the mysterious cigar-shaped object which is about 400 metres long and 40 metres wide, is speeding through the solar system and scientists suspect that the alien probe which has just passed the Earth is probably ignoring us intentionally.
Talking about the same Avi Loeb, professor of astronomy at Harvard University said, "Most likely it is of natural origin, but because it is so peculiar, we would like to check if it has any sign of artificial origin, such as radio emissions," reported The Guardian.
"The chances that we'll hear something are very small, but if we do, we will report it immediately and then try to interpret it," Prof. Loeb stated."It would be prudent just to check and look for signals...It's really one of the fundamental questions in science, perhaps the most fundamental: are we alone?" he added further.
"We can do stuff here that we simply can never do in detail for other systems. And then a piece of one comes visiting!," said Michele Bannister, the lead author of a new study regarding Oumuamua. Bannister's study is expected to be appeared in the journal Earth and Planetary Astrophysics. anytime soon.
"We can actually connect the theory to the reality."
"I would like to know what its home star system looked like," she said. "I want another one. I want to know this object isn't unusual. Is it statistically a reasonable example of what we expect to see wandering the cosmos?"
"That's something that I'm really looking forward to: the launch of the new field of interstellar asteroid research," she added.
However, it's been a long time that researchers across the world are working hard to communicate with those alien lives around the cosmos while some of them are waiting eagerly to get a significant response from those mysterious lives anytime soon.