Harvard researcher Avi Loeb claims to have recovered objects of interstellar origin near Papua New Guinea. But now other researchers offer a simple explanation.

Seismologist Benjamin Fernando and colleagues are confident of a much more earthly explanation. The rash was “in reality only caused by a truck,” according to their study, which was published on a preprint server and has not yet been scientifically reviewed. The material brought from the Pacific probably came from ordinary meteorites or other sources - "but we strongly suspect not from aliens"