So we have a piece of interstellar rock in our solar system

Not sure its going to disclose much to scan it for alien technology, but i was interested to know this could have come from another star system. Wherever its come from it has taken millions of years to reach us. We know its come from outside the solar system as the orbit of the asteroid could not have been created within our own solar system.

Reassuringly the chemistry of the object appears to be similar to what we already know about in the solar system. We also know it is dark red, which is indicative of it containing organic material.

It is a shame we cannot nip out and grab a sample of it. With some 10 000 similar like it in the solar system, i wonder if some of it has already made it to the Earth. Weird thing of course is the cigar shape of this.

Time will tell!

Have a read of these links and this