The US Space Force confirms that an interstellar object crashed into the Pacific
A recently published secret government document claims that an interstellar object not only entered the Solar System in 2014, but also crashed to Earth and its remains crashed into the Pacific.
Why was the government careful to keep hidden that an interstellar object had crashed to Earth ? No official media has given an answer to this question.
The event was revealed by Vice to astrophysics student and director of Interstellar Object Studies at the Galileo Project at Harvard, Amir Siraj .
The Interstellar Object Incident
Siraj, along with Avi Loeb , wrote a paper explaining that an interstellar object crashed into the Pacific. But this news was kept secret.
The team apparently got a good look at NASA ‘s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies , or CNEOS , a database of space rocks and meteorite impacts.
While looking for anomalies, they found a massive fireball that exploded near Manus Island in northern Papua New Guinea on January 8, 2014 .
The speed was over 200,000 kilometers per hour and the duo identified it as a “small space rock” 0.45 meters in diameter . Its origin could be the deep interior of the Solar System or a star in the thick disk of the Milky Way.
Siraj believes that some of the sensors used by CNEOS are operated by the US Department of Defense to detect nuclear detonations .
Without important data on the margin of error for the fireball’s velocity, the two scientists were unable to pass the peer review and publish the paper.
But that changed when his request for data reached Joel Mozer , Space Operations Command’s chief scientist in the Space Force’s service component.
The resumption of investigation
Most surprisingly, Siraj and Loeb discovered they had the permission via a Space Force tweet . Shown in the message is a memorandum dated March 1 and signed by Lieutenant General John E. Shaw , Deputy Commander of the Space Force.
Upon learning of this, Siraj and Loeb resumed the search to publish the paper so that other expert researchers can further research some other interstellar object.
Siraj will also ask astronomers to build a public meteor sensor network independent of the Department of Defense . This eliminates delays with your search .
He also plans to organize an expedition to the place where the interstellar object crashed:
“It would be very ambitious, but let’s look at it in depth. Because the possibility of getting the first piece of interstellar material is exciting enough to check it out thoroughly. And talk to all the experts in the world on ocean expeditions to recover meteorites.”
Many people hope that this time, the Space Force will not impede the investigation, as there are still doubts as to why this information was withheld. mistake”?