Scientists Launch Underwater Expedition To Search For Interstellar Meteors That Hit Earth In 2014: Report
Scientists Launch Underwater Expedition To Search For Interstellar Meteors That Hit Earth In 2014: Report

Scientists Launch Underwater Expedition To Search For Interstellar Meteors That Hit Earth In 2014: Report

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The meteorite, believed to have come from outside the solar system, fell into the ocean in 2014.

A meteorite believed to have come from outside the solar system crashed into the ocean in 2014 off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Scientists have now launched an expedition to the depths of the ocean in search of the space rock as it is the only known third object of its kind, Science Time said in a report. The two – Oumuamua and Borisov – landed on Earth in 2017 and 2018, the outlet further said.

The length of Oumuamua is about 100 meters while the length of Borisov is between 0.4 to 1 kilometer. These objects are the earliest known interstellar objects. However, a meteorite that fell into the southwest Pacific Ocean was later found to precede the two.

Based on weather.com, Harvard professor Avi Loeb and graduate student Amir Siraj were the first to recognize the possible origin of the meteor, which they named CNEOS 2014-01-08. They arrived at this result…

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