Harvard physicist Avi Loeb is organizing a $1.5-million expedition to Papua New Guinea to search for fragments of a very strange meteorite that impacted just off the coast of the Pacific nation in 2014. There’s compelling evidence that the half-meter-wide meteorite, called CNEOS1 2014-01-08, traveled from outside our solar system. And that it’s made of extremely hard rock or metal—a material that’s hard and tough enough to prove the meteorite isn’t a meteorite at all. They indicated the 2014 meteorite might be the hardest meteorite on record. The post A Harvard Physicist Is Racing to Prove This Meteorite Is an Alien Probe appeared first on The Daily Beast.