The United States Space Command released a memo on April 6 verifying the first interstellar meteor that crash-landed on Earth. An interstellar meteor is a rock whose origins are from outside our solar system. Identifying objects passing through our solar system is considered rare, let alone discovering one that ended up here on Earth.

The memo confirms the findings of Harvard astronomers Amir Siraj and Abraham Loeb back in 2019. They discovered that a meteor that crash-landed along the northeast coast of Papua New Guinea on January 8, 2014, was actually of interstellar origin.