posted on May, 5 2011 @ 06:01 AM
Hitching a comet could easily be a very real method of travel for extraterrestrial species.
Perhaps they were running low on their fuel, perhaps they are experiencing some kind of mechanical failure.
An object such as this travels at quite a fast pace, and it would make a lot of sense for something to latch onto it's free energy.
Quite a few of you seem to be set on the fact that an alien species would have some super tech rendering this method of travel useless.
Let's just address some assumptions and points I'd like to make
A)Who says there isn't multiple species with varying tech.
B)Who says their method of transport is fool proof and never has any failure.
C)Perhaps it's a mining vessel.
edit on 5-5-2011 by Tephra because: (no reason given)