Back in the 1960s I read a juvenile science fiction novel in which a planet with human like inhabitants entered the solar system. I don't remember the title or author, but it is in the future when Earth has space travel, and strange spaceships are seen. The boy protagonist becomes friends with a boy from the alien planet.
It is possible that the aliens looked like orange skinned humans.
I think I remember a scene where the nose of an Earth Rocket ship was struck by a ray from an alien ship.
Can anyone identify this novel?