Did we find the remnants of ET's ship?
There are many questions we have asked UFOs in the past few years. However, one of the questions with the most weight is perhaps the following: Do these tiny spherules found at the bottom of the ocean belong to an alien spacecraft?
Is it not incredible how the stigma behind UFOs drastically changed in just a few years? A decade ago, speaking of UFOs would have gotten you a conspiracy theorist stamp. Today, some of the best scientists are searching the ocean floor for potential fragments of crashed interstellar UFOs.
Tiny iron spheres from the Pacific Ocean’s depths, allegedly interstellar spacecraft remnants, have been unearthed by Harvard physicist Avi Loeb.
Do These Tiny Spherules Found at the Bottom of the Ocean Belong to an Alien Spacecraft?
Loeb associates these peculiar fragments with a fireball spotted in January 2014. This meteor, recorded by U.S. Department of Defense sensors, traveled faster than average and disintegrated over the South Pacific Ocean near Papua New Guinea.
NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) holds the data on the meteor, officially named CNEOS 20140108 or IM1 (interstellar meteor). Loeb’s claims, however, require a considerable scientific leap. And as Carl SAgan would say, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Whether Professor Loeb has found extraordinary evidence to back up his alien space ship theory remains to be seen. Nonetheless, this is perhaps one of the greatest UFO searchers that science has led in the last few decades. And all of us who are so interested in the UFO subject should celebrate this exploration.
Tiny Spherules, Fragments of an Alien Spacecraft?
There’s a precedent for interstellar visitors, such as the ‘Oumuamua comet. This object, officially named 1I/2017U1, had an unusual path, different from the nearly circular orbits of planets and elliptical orbits of comets. Scientists inferred from its trajectory and light reflection patterns that it originated well beyond our solar system.
Loeb’s 2018 article speculated that ‘Oumuamua could be an artificial product of an alien civilization. He urged continued searches for interstellar debris in our solar system.
Discovering IM1 and Its Potential Debris
Loeb’s team found CNEOS 20140108 while searching the CNEOS database for objects with peculiar orbital characteristics. They proposed its interstellar origin due to its high velocity. Loeb then identified a specific South Pacific area where IM1’s debris would likely settle.
The unearthed metallic spherules are each roughly half a millimeter in diameter. Such spherules have been found before on the seabed, including ones deemed extraterrestrial. However, identifying them has become more challenging due to pollution.
Interstellar Material on Earth
Contrary to Loeb’s assertions, we already have interstellar material on Earth. Some of it certainly lies on the ocean floor, but not in the form Loeb collected. Interstellar material includes molecules from the interstellar medium and particles from ancient stars.
Loeb’s extraterrestrial evidence is primarily these metallic spherules. However, proving these spherules as extraterrestrial requires rigorous analytical evidence. Initial analysis shows them to be predominantly iron with some trace metals, and negligible amounts of nickel.
Chasing Unanswered Questions
Convincing evidence would involve dating the spherules to an age older than the sun. While this would make them interstellar, it wouldn’t necessarily confirm an artificial origin. Ultimately, the question of whether these spherules are indeed from an alien spacecraft remains open.
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