Aliens could be spying on us from asteroids
Intelligent aliens could be spying on Earth using robotic probes tactically positioned on nearby space rocks, according to a bizarre report from a prominent American scientist. The idea was first proposed by Stanford radiophysicist Ronald Bracewell back in1960. Now physicist James Benford has suggested that the obvious place for these probes — or “lurkers” — is on near-Earth asteroids known as “co-orbital objects”. As the name suggests, these space rocks circle the Earth as the same time as orbiting the Sun. Only a small number (less than 20) of these objects has ever been found. The closest, a small asteroid known as 2016 HO3 , has been circling Earth for almost a century, and is described by Nasa as “Earth’s constant companion”. According to Benford, the close proximity of these space rocks to Earth makes them the ideal place for aliens to set up probes to spy on us.