Wang Sichao died on June 17, 2016.
He was a Chinese astronomy scholar, minor planet specialist and astronomer.
Before his death, Wang Sichao was working as a researcher at Nanjing’s Zijinshan Astronomical Observatory.
Apparently in an interview with Xinhuanet, Wang Sichao commented on the International Astronomical Union’s 2006 vote over Pluto’s status as a planet.
He stated that he believed extraterrestrial aliens exist and that their UFOs have the ability to visit our earth, on August 23, 2010.
Wang also took exception to the recent view presented by British astronomer Stephen Hawking that an encounter with between Earth’s population and such aliens would be disastrous.
He died due to cerebral hemorrhage.
Wang Sichao passed away at 77 yrs old.