In this audiobook, Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb takes listeners through the beguiling interstellar mystery surrounding "Oumuamua"--a not easily identified object that was observed in our solar system in 2017. Like all good detectives, Loeb unravels every clue and eliminates all but one explanation for Oumuamua's odd shape, spin, non-gravitational acceleration, and luminosity: It is a piece of alien technology. Robert Petkoff's fast narration builds suspense without racing past the technical details. He reflects Loeb's intellectual heft and giddy curiosity, as well as his steady confidence in the face of academic opposition. From Galileo to SETI, Loeb describes unconventional ideas that have been derided and dismissed. Listeners are left to decide for themselves the implications of ignoring a potential first contact with intelligent alien life. J.T. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2021]
Trade Ed. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2021
CD ISBN 9781664783591 $59.99 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9781665023337 $19.95
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