von Neumann probe
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A mysterious object will pass near Earth in 2017. Scientists are baffled about its origin.
This mysterious object is known as 1991 VG and it was first spotted in November 1991 by astronomer James Scotti at the University of Arizona. Today,
many conspiracy theorists think that this is a genuine “alien probe”, which is deliberately set to fly near Earth in 2017.
The object has confused astronomers ever since it was first spotted, mainly because of its strange rotation and longevity in space. Some people think
that this is a section of the Apollo 12 rocket, but according to Scotti it is probably something else:
An artistic depiction of what the “alien probe” may look like.
“We looked into all the possibilities for it being man-made. There were a few possible spacecraft and rocket bodies that might be 1991 VG. But, when
we looked into each, we were able to eliminate each of them”
Via the vintage news