How to Photograph a (Possible) Alien Artifact

How to Photograph a (Possible) Alien Artifact

The picture, in this case, doesn’t exist—an image of the first interstellar object, ‘Oumuamua. How can we obtain resolved images of weird interstellar objects to separate them from rocks? Another strategy is to launch a dedicated spacecraft equipped with a camera as soon as LSST identifies a weird interstellar object on its approach towards us. Of course, an intriguing photograph could motivate a follow-up mission of landing on the object and deciphering its purpose based on its composition. Other targets of interest involve interstellar objects trapped by the gravitational fishing net of Jupiter and the sun, or interstellar meteors that reach the surface of Earth.

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