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Harvard Astronomers Say There Could be 4 Quadrillion Alien Spacecraft in Our Solar System

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If there's one common theme I hear more and more from listening to the so-called UFOlogists, it's less talk about how the government approaches the UFO/UAP phenomenon. I think we're all growing tired of wondering when the people in charge are going to finally come clean about what they know. Instead, the focus is more on the people who actually have something to say. Smart ones, who want to tell us things and add to the conversation, instead of confuse things further. Experiencers like former US Navy pilot Ryan Graves:

Or scientists. Such as noted Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb. I wrote about Professor Loeb last year, when an interstellar object took observers from Earth by surprise and flew right through our solar system without warning:

Well now he and a colleague are crunching the numbers. And they'd determined that the number of extraterrestrial craft buzzing around our tiny little corner of the cosmos could be incomprehensibly high. Kinda.

Source - In a new study that appeared online on Sept. 22 and hasn’t yet been peer-reviewed, Loeb and his coauthor Carson Ezell, also a Harvard astronomer, concluded there are as many as 4,000,000,000,000,000,000 (or 4 quintillion) of them.

Each is a visitor from another star, and each, possibly, artificially created.

That might seem like a lot. But the solar system is vast. And the space between our star system and our closest neighbor, Proxima Centauri, is even more vast. …

To be clear, Loeb isn’t claiming there are quintillions of alien craft zooming around our corner of the Milky Way. …

So what Loeb and Ezell calculated isn’t the population of alien craft. It’s the population of possible alien craft or other possible artificial objects. Leftover ET rocket parts. Unexplainable fragments of alien technology beyond our understanding. That kind of thing.

The math is simple. “One can use recent rates of detection of interstellar objects and known capabilities to estimate the density of similar objects in the solar neighborhood,” Loeb and Ezell wrote.

See? Simple. Just a matter of using recent rates of detection of interstellar objects and known capabilities to estimate the density of similar objects and going from there. Child's play. It's harder to do the math on your scorecard as your partner is taking a leak at the turn. 

Obviously a skeptic might say that this is all just hypothetical. And point out not only that Loeb and Ezell aren't saying their are 4 followed by 18 zeros spacecraft swarming our solar system like locusts. Just that it's a possibility. That they're saying "up to," like when a sketchy job offer says you could make "up to" $1,000 a day telemarketing dementia patients into buying crap, because that's the maximum. And the minimum of $0.00 is way more likely. Fine. Be that way. 

But these experts are 4 quintrillion times smarter then you or me. That's self-evident by my shoddy language skills and the time you've spent reading my drivel. But just for the sake of argument, let's say the correct answer could also be zero. I accept that. So here's some math I can actually do. Let's take those two extremes. add them together and divide by two. That gives us a mean of 2 quadrillion or 2,000,000,000,000,000,000. That's still a hell of a lot of alien stuff flying around. Even if you only want to say it's only 1% of their high estimate, that leaves us with a paltry 40 quadrillion (40,000,000,000,000,000,000) pieces of extraterrestrial power equipment working in our yard. Keep lopping zeros off that number if you must. But you'll have to do a ridiculous amount of trimming before you get to a number that wouldn't change humanities view of our place in the universe. Frankly, even one should be enough.

As for me, I'm going with the smartest people on the planet. 4 quintillion it is. The truth is out there.