=== (AGENDAWATCHDOG) === The Harvard physicist who claimed the first interstellar visitor in 2017 was an alien craft, although the object has been determined to be a rock, says Earth needs to form treaties with extraterrestrial civilizations in order to keep the peace in space.
The stark warning comes from Avi Loeb in a new Scientific American op-ed, who believes an advanced civilization could create powerful machines that send particles and energy speeding through space that would burn everything in the galaxy – including our own planet.
‘The bad news is that we would not receive any advance warning before this cosmic disaster hit us in the face because no precursor signal can move faster than light to alert us to the risk,’ Loeb wrote.
However, he proposes a solution that would keep our ‘cosmic environment’ safe – an interstellar treaty.
The proposal would be similar to the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty that was signed in 1963 by governments of the US, the UK and the Soviet Union.
This treaty banned nuclear weapon tests ‘or any other nuclear explosion’ in the atmosphere, in outer space and under water.
Using this as a guideline for when humans make contact with other advanced civilizations in the Local Group of galaxies would, according to Loeb, prevent a ‘cosmic catastrophe.’