Experts have confirmed that a meteorite that hit Earth in January 2014 came from another solar system, so it is the first known galaxy.
In a newly released note, US space commanders say the rock body, which is just 1.5 feet (0.45 meters) long, is ‘actually a galaxy’.
Their confirmation is that the famous galaxy Oumuamua, discovered in 2017, is actually the second galaxy to visit our solar system.
According to NASA, the meteorite illuminated the sky near Manus Island in Papua New Guinea on January 8, 2014, while traveling at over 100,000 miles per hour.
Scientists believe it may have left galactic debris in the South Pacific Ocean, which could reveal more about the origin of the rock if it is recovered.
According to NASA, the meteorite illuminated the sky near Manus Island in Papua New Guinea on January 8, 2014, while traveling at over 100,000 miles per hour. According to scientists, it may have been washed into the ocean by galaxy debris
Many of the information surrounding the object has so far been classified by the US government.
The memo, dated March 1, was shared on Twitter this month, signing the findings of Dr. Joel Moser, chief scientist of the American Space Command.
Meteorite, the difference between a meteorite and a meteorite
Asteroids are objects in space that range in size from dust grains to tiny asteroids.
When meteorites enter Earth’s atmosphere (or another planet such as Mars) and burn rapidly, fireballs or ‘shooting stars’ are called meteors.
When a meteorite travels through the atmosphere and falls to the ground, it is called a meteorite.
Analysis of additional data available to the Department of Defense regarding this discovery was made by Dr. Moser, Lieutenant General John E., Deputy Commander of the U.S. Space Command. Reads memo signed by Shaw.
‘Dr. Moser confirmed that the speed estimate reported to NASA was accurate enough to indicate a galaxy’s.’
In 2019, Harvard University researchers acknowledged the existence of a meteorite and released a study on the arciv preprint server claiming that it came from outside our solar system.
The study, which has not yet been reviewed, announced that the meteorite appeared from space with ‘99.999 percent confidence ‘.
According to the authors, the study has been awaiting peer review for many years, so the claim could be confirmed, but it faced roadblocks from the U.S. government that withheld vital information from the publicly available NASA database.
Amir Siraj, one of the authors of the study, told Weiss that he wanted to find fragments from the material at the bottom of the ocean.
“I get a kick out of thinking about the fact that we have interstellar material on Earth and we know where it is,” he said.
‘One thing I’m going to check – I’m already talking to people – is whether it is possible to search the sea floor off the coast of Papua New Guinea.
According to NASA, the meteorite rose above 100,000 miles per hour near Papua New Guinea and struck near Manus Island on January 8, 2014 (comment image)
The memo, dated March 1, was shared on Twitter this month, signing the findings of Dr. Joel Moser, chief scientist at the U.S. Space Command.
‘It will be a big endeavor, but we are going to look at it very deeply because the possibilities for getting the first galaxy are so exciting, check it out thoroughly and talk to all the world experts about sea voyages. Recover the meteorite. ‘
Information about the meteorite is scarce, but its details – including its coordinates above Manus Island – have been logged into NASA’s Fireball database at the CNEOS Center for Earth Exploration (CNEOS).
Siraj said he was induced to study the meteorite and its impact – usually at speeds of over 100,000 miles per hour – compared to other inputs in the database.
“It was so fast, so I said to Siraj Wise, ‘God, it could be a galaxy.’ ‘It was invisible.
‘We don’t have to dig to find this database – until 2017 there was no interstellar material.
As a result, no one thought there might be meteors outside the solar system.
At its fastest, Siraj wrote in his 2019 paper that ‘the star may have appeared from the deep interior of a planetary system or in the dense disk of the Milky Way galaxy’.
This artist’s impression shows the Oumuamua invented in 2017. Until now, it has been known as the first known galaxy to visit our solar system.
High velocity is an indicator of an object forming outside our solar system because it would be much slower if it were bound by the orbit around our sun.
In comparison, the Earth orbits the Sun at a speed of 66,000 miles per hour.
Siraj hopes that his study, submitted by The Astrophysical Journal Letters, will be reviewed and published soon.
This will hopefully help the astronomical community and allow research on the impacts of the 2014 meteorite impact.
This finding certainly means that Oumuamua was downgraded to the second galaxy discovered in October 2017.
Omuwamuwa, first classified as a comet, was later re-classified as an asteroid due to the absence of a coma – a cloud of gases surrounding the comet’s nucleus.
The third known interstellar object, the comet 2I / Borisov, was discovered by Crimean amateur astronomer Janet Borisov in August 2019 when it passed through the telescope.
2I / Borisov is one of the most ‘beautiful comets’ ever observed, scientists announced last year, meaning it has not been altered or distorted by the heat and radiation of stars like our Sun.
OUMUAMUA: A galaxy that passed Earth in 2017 at a speed of 97,200Mph
In October 2017, a cigar-shaped object named ‘Oumuamua’ traveled the Earth at 97,200mph (156,428km / h).
It was first discovered by a telescope in Hawaii on October 19, and 34 were observed separately the following week.
It is named after the Hawaiian word for ‘scout’ or ‘ambassador’ and travels about 85 times the distance to the moon.
It was hailed as the first galaxy to be found in the solar system, but it confused astronomers.
Initially, it was thought that the object might be a comet.
However, this does not show any of the classic behavior expected by comets, such as the dusty, water-ice particle tail.
The asteroid is up to a quarter of a mile (400 meters) long and very long – probably 10 times its width.
That ratio is higher than the ratio of any asteroid or asteroid found in our solar system to date.
But the asteroid’s slightly reddish color – especially pale pink – and contrast brightness are remarkably similar to objects in our own solar system.
Around the size of Kerkin Skyscraper in London, some astronomers believed it was driven by extraterrestrials because the object traveled long distances without being destroyed – and the proximity of its journey past Earth.
Alien hunters at SETI, based at the University of California, Berkeley, say the search rock for extraterrestrial intelligence, based at the University of California, Berkeley, is likely to be ‘an alien artifact’.
But scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have taken a closer look at the object, saying it appears to be an asteroid or ‘planets’ as first thought.
Researchers believe the crescent-shaped asteroid has a ‘violent past’ after seeing light jumping from its surface.
They do not know exactly when the violent collision took place, but they believe that the fall of the lone asteroid will continue for at least a billion years.