Our solar system has a visitor. It's cylindrical, dark and reddish, a quarter-mile long. The object won't be staying. This fall, astronomers announced that the thing came blazing into our neck of the galaxy at speeds of up to 196,000 mph. It is now headed away as quickly as it came.
"This Visitor From Beyond Our Solar System Will be Probed for Signs of Life" is from the December 12, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ben Guarino and narrated by Sam Scholl.