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Panspermia is a hypothesis which suggests life on Earth came from microorganisms present in outer space which were unintentionally carried to our solar system and Earth by objects like dust, meteorites, and asteroids, according to the explanation on NASA's website.

A new paper from the Harvard scientists Shmuel Bialy and Abraham Loeb suggests that quirks in Oumuamua's rotation and speed could be the result of solar-powered movement.

The object, nicknamed the "Oumuamua", meaning "messenger, which stretches from the distant past" in the Hawaiian Islands, was first discovered in October 2017, the telescope Pan-STARRS 1 in Hawaii. It's dark red, somewhere between 250m and one kilometre long, ten times longer than it is wide, and is spinning end-over-end through space at about 196,000 miles per hour.

"A survey for lightsails as technosignatures [scientific evidence of past or present technology] in the solar system is warranted, irrespective of whether Oumuamua is one of them", the paper said.

The object, dubbed "Oumuamua", immediately captured the attention of the astronomy world, in part because of its unusual look and behavior, but also because it was the first observed object from outside the solar system.

The object's flat, elongated shape and reddish colour is from outside our solar system, according to the researchers.

Light sail technology has already been developed by scientists here on Earth, such as Japan's IKAROS project and the Starshot Initiative, the authors write. After being described as an asteroid, a team of the European Space Agency estimated in June 2018 that it was more likely a comet - with ice that turns into gas near the Sun.

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When the object was first spotted scientists believed it might have been travelling through space for hundreds of millions of years.

The strangly shaped object is about half a mile long and is so unusual that Nasa said it had "never seen a natural object with such extreme proportions in the solar system before".

So far, there is no obvious origin for 'Oumuamua.

But not everyone agrees that the "cigar-shaped" space object shows signs of extraterrestrial intelligence.

"This is the only other explanation we could come up with", said Avi Loeb, chair of Harvard's department of astronomy.

Loeb said he is not definitively claiming the object is alien, but said it is important to acknowledge the possibility. "Bailer-Jones" paper on possible origin sites for 'Oumuamua was accepted by the Astrophysical Journal in September.

Astronomers were baffled, eventually settling on the term "interstellar object", the Washington Post reported.

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