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Phone Home? Pentagon Suggests Possibility of ‘Mother Ship’ in Solar System

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The recent suggestion by Pentagon officials regarding the possibility of an alien mothership in our solar system sending mini probes to Earth has sparked a great deal of interest and speculation among space enthusiasts and researchers. While the idea of extraterrestrial life has long been a topic of fascination, the notion of a mothership capable of sending out smaller probes to explore other worlds is particularly intriguing.

According to reports, the Pentagon’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force has been investigating a series of sightings of unidentified aerial objects. These objects, which are said to exhibit advanced and highly unusual flight capabilities, have been observed by military pilots and other credible sources. The task force is reportedly examining whether these objects may be of extraterrestrial origin, and if so, what their purpose might be.

Pentagon officials said in a draft document last week that aliens could be visiting our solar system and releasing smaller probes like missions conducted by NASA when studying other planets.

“…An artificial interstellar object could potentially be a parent craft that releases many small probes during its close passage to Earth, an operational construct not too dissimilar from NASA missions,” the report read. “These ‘dandelion seeds’ could be separated from the parent craft by the tidal gravitational force of the Sun or by a maneuvering capability.”

One theory put forth by Pentagon officials is that the objects could be part of a larger, alien mothership that is parked somewhere in our solar system. This mothership could be sending out smaller, unmanned probes to explore Earth and other planets in our neighborhood. The probes could be equipped with advanced sensors and communication technology, allowing them to gather data and transmit it back to their mothership. Or it could be Chinese balloons. Either way, something is going on and we need to find out what.

Congress tasked NASA to find 90% of all objects near Earth that are larger than 140 meters in 2005, which resulted in Pan-STARRS telescopes, according to the report.

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On October 19, 2017, the Pan-STARRS detected an unusual interstellar object that was later named ‘Oumuamua, or scout in Hawaiian.

The object was cigar-shaped, appeared flat, and was propelled away from the sun without showing a cometary tail, leading scientists to believe it was artificial.

Three years later, another object was discovered, the report noted, namely NASA’s rocket booster 2020 SO, which had no cometary trail.

The report also said six months before ‘Oumuamua made its closest approach to Earth, a meter-sized interstellar meteor, IM2, crashed on earth and exhibited an identical speed relative to the Sun at large distances and an identical shape to ‘Oumuamua.

“With proper design, these tiny probes would reach the Earth or other solar system planets for exploration, as the parent craft passes by within a fraction of the Earth-Sun separation — just like ‘Oumuamua’ did,” the authors wrote. “Astronomers would not be able to notice the spray of mini probes because they do not reflect enough sunlight for existing survey telescopes to notice them.”

While this theory remains speculative, it underscores the ongoing interest and fascination with the possibility of extraterrestrial life. As our understanding of the universe expands, and technology allows us to explore more deeply into space, we may someday discover evidence of life beyond our own planet. Whether that life takes the form of intelligent beings or simple microorganisms, it would be a monumental discovery for humanity. In the meantime, the investigation into the UAP sightings and the possibility of an alien mothership remains a fascinating and intriguing topic for researchers and enthusiasts alike.

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