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The Pentagon Confirms Earth Has Met Its First Interstellar Visitor

If you’re interested to the immensity of the universe and the various objects that can be found there, this news now made official by the Pentagon may pique your interest. We invite you to discover in more detail the very first interstellar visitor who landed on our beautiful planet Earth.

A visitor as we see…never

United States Space Command (USSC) recently confirmed a 2014 study by a team of astronomers, noting that government sensors have indeed detected on Earth a meteor from outside our solar system† This rock is only the third interstellar object ever detected in our solar system and the very first to penetrate our atmosphere.

Once scientists have published their research into this meteoric discovery, they may be able to tell us more about its contents. This ball of fire, which passed through our atmosphere above… Papua New Guinea in 2014, was therefore no ordinary space pebble: it was in fact an interstellar meteor, the first known to have come from outside our system and arrived on Earth. The stone finally broke during his descentprobably scattered interstellar debris in the South Pacific.

A proven distant origin

Confirmation of its distant origin came only recently, when the USSC posted a memo on April 6, 2022, confirming that the meteor was indeed an interstellar object. This is currently a unique case of its kind, as many of the meteors reaching us actually come from a colony of millions of other rocks in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. about 111.5 million kilometers from Earth

Two researchers from Harvard University were the first to investigate the distant origin of the 2014 meteor, and published their research on the arXiv server as early as 2019 (but this data was not peer reviewed at the time). The unusually high speed of the meteor (we are talking about 210,000 kilometers per hour) implies a possible origin from the deep interior of a planetary system, or from a star in the thick disk of The Milky Way

One of the researchers who worked to publicize this discovery, Amir Siraj, now also wants to find the debris of this meteor that was scattered at the bottom of the ocean. It could be of an impossible thing given the decay rate of the object and the small pieces likely to result from the impact† Amir Siraj thus declares on behalf of Popular mechanics:

We are currently studying the possibility of undertaking an oceanic expedition to recover the first interstellar meteorite. If found, in-depth analyzes will be performed on the sample to understand its origin and the information it contains about the parent system.

We hope that this project is accepted in the future, to have new data on the very first interstellar visitor to land on Earth, hoping to discover hitherto unknown materials (or materials we already know everything about† And if it’s UFOs that interest you, you can always find our previous article with regard to the declassification by the Pentagon of 3 videos of alleged UFOs in the US sky.

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