How to spot internet alien panic from a light-year away
Perhaps you’ve heard: Alien panic is sweeping the internet.
You can’t go more than a week or two without a new and ridiculous story about life maybe being out there in the universe going viral, spawning breathless coverage and debunks alike. It’s exhausting.
This week, all that alien panic is swirling around a story citing a Harvard astronomer claiming that the first interstellar asteroid or comet ever discovered named ‘Oumuamua might actually have been sent by aliens from distant space. It’s sensational! It’s perfect for the internet! It’s also something you should be totally skeptical of. Read more…