Recent claims by Harvard University researchers that an interstellar rock, zooming through our solar system, might have been sent by aliens has been dubbed an “outlandish idea” by astrophysicists.
— George Mias (@georgemias) November 6, 2018
The thing you have to understand is: scientists are perfectly happy to publish an outlandish idea if it has even the tiniest *sliver* of a chance of not being wrong. But until every other possibility has been exhausted dozen times over, even the authors probably don’t believe it.
— Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) November 6, 2018