Alien signal receiver? Hawaii astronomers ‘frustrated’ by wild speculation about ‘Oumuamua

This artist's rendering provided by the European Southern Observatory shows the interstellar object named "‘Oumuamua," which was discovered on Oct. 19, 2017, by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on Maui. (M. Kornmesser/European Southern Observatory via AP)

There is still much that scientists do not know about ‘Oumuamua, the interstellar object that was discovered passing through our solar system in 2017. But most agree that it probably isn’t the work of aliens.