A meteorite from the ocean crashed into our planet with an energy equivalent to about 121 tons (110 metric tons) of TNT.
8 January 2014An extraterrestrial visitor has crashed to Earth, specifically in Pacific Ocean. it was about a Meteorite. Since then, groups of scientists have followed the object and will eventually launch a fishing expedition to bring it back to the surface. But how would they get this meteorite out of the ocean?
far away visitor
A meteorite from the ocean crashed into our planet with an energy equivalent to about 121 tons (110 metric tons) of TNT. interstellar rock is called CNEOS 2014-01-08, regarding the date of my arrival on the planet. With a width of only 0.5 meters, the meteorite appears to be first interstellar object discovered in our solar system.
“Finding such a piece would represent the first contact humanity has with material larger than dust beyond the Solar System,” Amir Siraj, an astrophysicist at Harvard University, told Live Science.
“It hit the atmosphere about 100 miles off the coast of Papua New Guinea in the middle of the night, containing 1% of the energy of the Hiroshima bomb,” Siraj said.
what is the magnet with which they plan to save the meteorite
The meteorite will be rescued through Siraj and Loeb’s Galileo Project. It’s a campaign to reduce the cost of $1.6 million Magnetize the size of a double bed.
The location is 186 miles (300 km) north of Manus Island in the Bismarck Sea in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
Experts believe that defending the object will be relatively easy. Keep in mind that “most meteorites contain substantial amounts of Hiro It’s enough to stick to the kind of magnet we plan to use for the ocean expedition,” he said.
“Given their very high material strength, it is very likely that the CNEOS 2014-01-08 fragments are ferromagnetic.”
More about meteorite
Astrophysicists identified the object’s interstellar origin with 99.999% confidence in a 2019 study. Then it was until May 2022 when the United States Space Command confirmed it.
The meteorite is believed to have come from another star system, the speed at which it was traveling: 37.2 miles per second. (60 kilometers per second). This is a much faster speed than other stellar bodies that travel by being bound by the Sun’s gravity.
“At Earth’s distance from the Sun, any object moving faster than 42 kilometers per second (26 miles per second) is on its way to an infinite, hyperbolic escape from the Sun,” Sirach explained.
“This means that CNEOS 2014-01-08 clearly exceeded the local speed limit for bound objects” [y] It didn’t cross paths with any other planets on the way, so it must have originated from outside the solar system.”