Meteor That Hit Earth In 2014 Came From Another Solar System
The US Space Command (USSC) has confirmed that a meteor, that had hit Earth in 2014, came from another solar system. The meteor has been declared as an interstellar object.
The US Space Command took to Twitter to confirm the news and shared a memo regarding the work of Harvard astronomers Amir Siraj and Abraham Loeb.
The department also that the velocity and trajectory of the meteor, measuring just 1.5 feet, suggested the space rock was extrasolar in origins.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had stated that the meteorite travelled through space at over 1,30,000 miles per hour or 2,10,000 kilometres per hour. It sparkled the sky about Papua New Guinea when it entered Earth back in January 2014.
It is to be noted that the latest discovery means that the famous interstellar object is known as Oumuamua, which was discovered in 2017, has now become the second interstellar object to visit our solar system.
6/ “I had the pleasure of signing a memo with @ussfspoc’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Mozer, to confirm that a previously-detected interstellar object was indeed an interstellar object, a confirmation that assisted the broader astronomical community.” pic.twitter.com/PGlIOnCSrW
— U.S. Space Command (@US_SpaceCom) April 7, 2022