|There is a possibility that extraterrestrial motherships and smaller probes may be visiting planets in our solar system, the head of the Pentagonâ€™s unidentified aerial phenomena research office noted in a report draft shared Tuesday.
â€œ[A]n artificial interstellar object could potentially be a parent craft that releases many small probes during its close passage to Earth, an operational construct not too dissimilar from NASA missions,â€ Sean Kirkpatrick, director of the Pentagonâ€™s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, wrote in a research report co-authored by Abraham Loeb, chairman of Harvard Universityâ€™s astronomy department.
Kirkpatrick, who was appointed as director of the AARO when it was founded in July 2022, previously served as the chief scientist at the Defense Intelligence Agencyâ€™s Missile and Space Intelligence Center. The AARO was established to investigate unidentified â€œobjects of interestâ€ around military installations, according to a Pentagon press release. Posted By PSmooth