TOP-secret documents that reveal details about a mysterious object which exploded in space eighteen years ago have been finally published.
In 2014, the blazing fireball was spotted in the southwestern Pacific of Papua New Guinea.
It is now confirmed as an interstellar objects.
It’s actually the first interstellar-meteor to be detected in our solar system.
The rock was just 1.5 feet wide, and it was hurtling toward Earth at an amazing speed of 130,000 mph.
Such speeds are rare for meteors within the solar system.
Some debris may also have fallen into the South Pacific Ocean, according to some reports.
Harvard space experts Amir Siraj and Avi Loeb made the call years ago.
However, their research was held up by bureaucratic red tape and officials investigating.
They stated in 2019 that it most likely came. “from the deep interior of a planetary system or a star in the thick disk of the Milky Way galaxy”.
The United States Space Command (USSC), now confirms details in a newly released memo.
Lieutenant General John E. Shaw, the deputy commander of USSC, stated that the findings were “sufficiently accurate to confirm an interstellar trajectory”.
Siraj told Vice: “I get a kick out of just thinking about the fact that we have interstellar material that was delivered to Earth, and we know where it is.
“One thing that I’m going to be checking—and I’m already talking to people about—is whether it is possible to search the ocean floor off the coast of Papua New Guinea and see if we can get any fragments.”
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