No alien technology, but alien water on Interstellar body: Study
New Delhi : The first interstellar body in our solar system may be holding alien water from another star system in its interior, according to a study.
First spotted on October 19, the speed, shape and trajectory of this foreign body confirmed that it is the first interstellar body in our system. Scientists named it Oumuamua.
With body approaching near sun and showing no signs of "outgassing", the scientists suspect that it may be holding little if any water-ice. But the latest findings suggest water might be trapped under a thick, carbon-rich coating on its surface.
The results come in a study conducted to test if the foreign body has any signs of alien life via radio telescope to check for radio signals.
Astronomers from the Breakthrough Listen initiative have been looking across four different radio frequency bands for anything that might resemble a signal resulting from alien technology.
In the initial stage, researchers have found no signs of alien technology on the cigar-shaped body.
Furthermore, they measured the way that 'Oumuamua reflects sunlight and found it similar to icy objects from our own Solar System that are covered with a dry crust.