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Scientists and US Space Command confirm first alien meteorite to hit Earth

Scientists and US Space Command confirm first alien meteorite to hit Earth

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The US Space Command has confirmed the findings of Harvard scientists that a space rock from another star system struck Earth in 2014.

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The 1 March Space Command memo, signed by Joel Mozer, the chief scientist of US Space Operations Command, may help get the paper out of publishing limbo.

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And publication aside, the memo confirms that Oumuamua was not the first interstellar visitor to the Solar system, and suggests neither it nor the 2014 meteor will be the last

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In the paper, Drs Sirah and Loeb calculate that Earth is struck by an extrasolar meteor around once a decade, with more than 450 million such meteors striking Earth over its lifespan so far.

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It’s even possible, they wrote in the paper, that such interstellar emissaries could carry evidence of alien life.

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“Potentially, interstellar meteors could deliver life from another planetary system and mediate panspermia.”

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