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Why One Harvard Astronomer Believes This Asteroid Is An Alien Ship

At a glance

  • Five years ago a very strange object made a very strange journey across the solar system.
  • Shiny, reddish in color, oblong, somewhere between 300 and 3,000 feet in length and moving at an eye-watering 16 miles a second, the object zoomed into our system and past the sun.
  • When Canadian astronomer Robert Weryk first noticed the thing in a telescope survey in October 2017, it was already on its way out of our system.

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