Avi Loeb, a Harvard professor, thinks he may have discovered alien technology from a meteor that crashed in 2014 off the coast of Papua New Guinea.
Just now, Loeb and his group returned the materials to Harvard for examination. 99.999% of the time, the US Space Command can virtually conclusively say that the object originated from another solar system. A 10 kilometer (6.2 mile) radius of the potential landing site was provided to Loeb by the government.
“The government saw the fireball there after the Department of Defense reported it. We wanted to pinpoint it because it was a very large region the size of Boston. According to Loeb, “We calculated the distance of the fireball based on the time delay between the arrival of the blast wave, the boom of the explosion, and the light that arrived quickly.”
Their calculations enabled them to map the meteor’s possible course. These calculations just so occurred to cut straight through the US government’s anticipated 10 kilometer range. The Silver Star, a vessel owned by Loeb and his crew, traveled there. The ship made a number of passes both along and around the planned course. The researchers used their boat to pull a sled loaded with magnets over the ocean floor.
We discovered ten spherules. These are metallic marbles or nearly perfect spheres. They have colors of gold, blue, and brown, and some of them resemble a miniature of the Earth when viewed under a microscope, according to Loeb. They stand out sharply from the background.
The spherules’ composition examination revealed that they are mostly composed of iron (84%), silicon (8%), magnesium (4%) and titanium (2%), as well as trace components. The size of them is below a millimeter. There were a total of 50 found by the crew.
Loeb continued, “We computed its speed outside the solar system. It has a material strength that is tougher than all space rock that have been spotted before, and cataloged by NASA. It was 60 km/s, which is quicker than 95% of all stars in the solar neighborhood combined. Given that it was constructed of materials that were more durable than even iron meteorites and that it was traveling more quickly than 95% of all nearby stars, it seemed possible that it was a spacecraft from another civilisation or some sort of technical device.
He compares the circumstance to any of NASA‘s Voyager missions.
In 10,000 years, they will leave the solar system. Just picture them crashing into a distant planet a billion years from today. They would resemble a meteor with a particular composition moving more quickly than usual,” said Loeb.
At Harvard, the investigation and analysis are just getting started. Loeb is attempting to determine whether the spherules are synthetic or natural. The researchers will gain insight into what materials might exist outside of our solar system if they are natural. If it’s fake, then the questioning start in earnest.
“With our existing spacecraft, it will take us tens of thousands of years to reach another star from our solar system. We just need to check our backyard to see whether we have shipments from an interplanetary Amazon that takes billions of years to traverse. This substance took that long to get to us, but it’s already here,” grinned Loeb.
He still needs to research additional debris, and the camera mounted to their sled contains hours of unwatched video. He thinks there’s a chance the spherules could be tiny traces of a larger discovery.
According to Loeb, “They also help us pinpoint any major pieces of the meteor we might find in a future expedition. We hope to find a significant chunk of this object that survived the hit because then we can tell if it’s a rock or technical device.