The physicist and astronomer who discovered Oumoamua, the first interstellar object ever discovered in the solar system, said that the theory that the object is "artificial sun" is wild speculation.
The Astrophysical Survey of the Humane-Smithsonian Center, published this month, showed that a 400-meter-long object might be a "sunny sail".
Solar sail is a tooth and spacecraft propulsion method that is an alternative to or complementary to the use of an engine that captures the bursts of an emergency source outside the vessel itself.
"There is the maximum speed at which you can travel so that their gravitation binds the sun," CBC said to astronomer Robert Weryk. "When we saw this object for the first time, it traveled faster than it, so we actually know that it comes from outside of our solar system. We thought it was a comet that had a slight degassing that was not visible from the ground, so it did not seem like a comet. "
He added: "(Harvard researchers) have decided to focus on a different aspect, which is a non-existent space ship and which has a sun-craft material that causes a non-gravity trajectory. But in fact, we believe that this is not true based on the data obtained."
Oumuamua, said the CBC is likely to be "other solar system remnants." "This is something that happened to us by accident, and we were very happy to have led the telescope this summer and are looking for this direction," he said.
Harvard researchers October 12, Fox News said that the study "trying to explain the surplus of power" that operated Oumuamua.
"Our work conforms to the standard scientific methodology: the data are observed in the anomaly, the standard explanation does not explain this, therefore an alternative interpretation is suggested," Loeb said to Fox. He added that Weryk's comment "shows bias".
"I urge all those who have a better explanation to write an article on this topic and publish it. Any misinterpretation may be ruled out if several details about Oumumau or other members of its population will be published in the future. The reaction you quoted points to bias," he said.
Weryk's work focuses primarily on the search for asteroids that pose a threat to the Earth.
Results of the study
"Given artificial origin, one possibility is that Oumuamua is a sailboat flying in interstellar space, such as debris stored from state-of-the-art technological equipment," the researchers said in a Harvard article on August 1. They pointed out that the object in space had a "peculiar acceleration".
"This acceleration is naturally intended for comets caused by evaporation material. However, recent observations and theoretical studies suggest that Oumoamua is not an active comet," said researchers.
The Harvard study adds: "Sails with similar dimensions are designed and built according to our own civilization, including the IKAROS project and the Starshot initiative. Sun technology can be used to transport charges between planets or between stars."