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Interstellar meteor fragments may have been found in the Pacific Ocean

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A microscope image showing some of the spherules

A microscope image showing some of the spherules

Avi Loeb

Tiny flecks of an interstellar meteor may have been found at the bottom of the ocean. Researchers mounted an expedition to the Pacific Ocean just north of Papua New Guinea to hunt for fragments of the meteor, which fell to Earth in 2014, and they say their search has been successful – but other scientists remain sceptical.

Avi Loeb and Amir Siraj at Harvard University identified the meteor as potentially interstellar in 2019 based on its recorded velocity, which they claimed was fast …



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