Map showing Manus Island in the Bismarck Sea with the locations of meteorite fragments marked in red

Astronomers plan to use a giant magnet to fish out an interstellar meteorite from the ocean

Astronomers are planning a fishing trip to land an alien invader: A small meteorite from another star system crashed into the Pacific Ocean with an energy equivalent to about 121 tons (110 metric tons) of TNT.

The team from Harvard hopes to find fragments of the interstellar rock, known as CNEOS 2014-01-08 Earth January 8, 2014.

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