Object from another star system hit Earth in 2014: Secret Memo of the US Space Command

A secret memo released by the US Space Command now confirms another object from another star system visited the Earth three years before Oumuamua in 2014.

According to the memo, the object ignited into a fireball over Papua New Guinea and sprinkled interstellar debris into the South Pacific Ocean. The memo has confirmed the theory of two Harvard University researchers, who were the first to propose that this meteor was indeed from outside our solar system.

With this confirmation, the meteor did not remain just the first object from interstellar space to visit Earth, but has also become the first to hit the planet from another star system.

When an object named Oumuamua raised curiosity among astronomers and commoners in the world in 2017, it was coming from outside of our solar system, the region known as interstellar space. And it was considered to be the first visitor to travel close to Earth.

According to the scientists, the object was just a few feet across but was big enough to dump debris into the ocean. As mentioned in the memo of the US Space Command, Dr. Joel Mozer, Chief Scientist of Space Operations Command, reviewed the analysis of additional data and confirmed that the velocity estimate of the object was sufficiently accurate to indicate an interstellar trajectory.


The finding, which was submitted to The Astrophysical Journal Letters but is yet to be peer-reviewed, is credited to Harvard University’s Amir Siraj, a student pursuing astrophysics, and Abraham Loeb, Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University. The team of researchers had published their findings in a preprint on axriv.

  • April 19, 2022
Universe & Existence