The US Space Force has confirmed that a meteor that struck Earth near Papua New Guinea in 2014 was not from this Solar System, making it not only our earliest-known interstellar visitor, rather than 2017’s ‘Oumuamua—but also the first known object of its kind to have crashed into the Earth. Thisread more

A UK-based nonprofit organization has proposed a mission to explore the Solar System’s first known interstellar visitor, the strange object called ʻOumuamua, via an ambitious long-range probe that would take decades to reach the enigmatic voyager. The proposal, called “Project Lyra” by the Initiative for Interstellar Studies, involves launching a spacecraftread more

Harvard Astronomer Avi Loeb joins Whitley to discuss his theory that Oumuamua, the first interstellar object to be detected moving through our solar system, could have been an extraterrestrial spacecraft. When the longest-serving chair of the Department of Astronomy at Harvard declared that he thought there was reason to believeread more