Scientists expect that a mysterious object will fly past our planet in 2017. This speeding object is still an enigma to many.
The object was discovered in early November in 1991 by astronomer James Scotti of the University of Arizona. However, this particular object had enough irregularities for the scientific community to take notes.
The object referred to as 1991VG is a mere 10 meters in diameter and has a heliocentric orbit spin past the edge of the Milky Way.
The idea that the object ‘could’ belong to an advanced alien civilization came after researchers identified several other strange features connected with 1991VG.
The mystery object has a heliocentric orbit that spans past the edge of our galaxy, interestingly, this orbit is unusually similar to our own spinning orb.
However, objects in space with a diameter similar to that of 1991VG do not normally behave like this. What’s even strange is that the continued speed of 1991VG doesn’t make sense either as it continues to move at a varying speed, meaning that it accelerates and decelerates gradually.
After researchers had predicted the initial orbit of the object, scientists realized that in the object flew past Earth in 1975.
Scientists concluded that the varying increments of time were extremely anomalous and unlike any natural object previously seen in the galaxy. Moreover, researchers concluded that the object had a strange high rotational spin, and its brightness varies over time. Many believe that the greatest mystery behind 1991VG is the luminescent variance. All of the anomalies combined make it extremely difficult for researchers to identify the nature of the object. Scientists are unable to agree on a single theory that would shed light onto the mystery object.
Among the many theories proposed, there is a possibility that the mysterious object is, in fact, an Extraterrestrial Probe. According to Duncan Steel, an astronomer at the University of Adelaide in Australia, 1991 VG could actually be an “alien probe observed in the vicinity of our planet.” However, in further interviews, Duncan stated that he isn’t convinced after all, that VG 1991 is of extraterrestrial origin. This, however, hasn’t stopped people around the globe to drift around in the endless possibilities of what the mysterious object is.
According to two mathematicians from the University of Edinburgh, it’s very possible that there are Alien probes operating within our solar system. Duncan Forgan and Arwen Nicholson suggest that we cannot rule out the possibility that there are extraterrestrial craft within our solar system. The mathematicians used computing power to inform their predictions, which might not sound out of place in a sci-fi novel. The two mathematicians analyzed the possibility that probes could travel through space in a study published in the Journal of Astrobiology.