Harvard scientists: Mysterious travelling space boulder could be an alien ship

According to a new study, a massive flattened boulder like object travelling through space with peculiar acceleration could be an alien craft.
Two Harvard scientists in ‘The Astrophysical Journal’ letters said that it may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization.
Scientists have been confounded by the interstellar object first spotted tumbling past the sun a year ago via telescopes on Maui. It was dubbed ’Oumuamua, which means “scout” in Hawaiian.

Professor Avi Loeb, chairman of Harvard’s astronomy department, and post-doctoral fellow Shmuel Bialy have again raised the possibility that it’s an alien ship — or possibly a piece of one.
“There is data on the orbit of this object for which there is no other explanation. So we wrote this paper suggesting this explanation,” Loeb told the Boston Globe. “The approach I take to the subject is purely scientific and evidence-based.”
Andrew Siemion, director of the Berkeley SETI Research Center said, “Observational anomalies like we see with Oumuamua, combined with careful reasoning, is exactly the method through which we make new discoveries in astrophysics — including, perhaps, truly incredible ones like intelligent life beyond   the Earth.”