Scientists find metal fragments in the Pacific Ocean that may belong to alien spacecraft

Scientists have discovered 50 small circular iron pieces from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Avi Loeb, a physicist at Harvard University in the US, claimed that it could be the material of an interstellar alien spacecraft.

Loeb also linked his discovery to the passing of a fireball in January 2014. According to media reports, the meteor was spotted by US Department of Defense sensors that track all objects that enter Earth’s atmosphere.

It was recorded traveling faster than most meteors and eventually broke up in the South Pacific Ocean near Papua New Guinea. Report that the item is in possession NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS). The meteor’s official name is CNEOS 20140108 and it is also known as IM1 (for Interstellar Meteor).

The appearance of 1I/2017U1, the official name of ‘Oumuamua, was certainly an unusual phenomenon observed in 2017 when it was leaving the solar system, according to Conversation.

It states that its trajectory is different from the near-circular orbits of the planets and the elliptical orbits of comets. Tracing the comet’s path, scientists learned that it came from far beyond the outermost reaches of the Solar System.

The metal balls recovered are each about half a millimeter in diameter, Conversation informed of.

Also found in later 20th century expeditions cosmic sphere on the ocean floor, but these have become difficult to detect as the amount of pollution on Earth has increased.

Loeb disagrees with the claim that the material is from space, believing it to be from interstellar space – arguing that “this may be the first time humans have laid their hands on interstellar material”.

Loeb’s evidence for an extraterrestrial source for the material – never mind an interstellar origin – is rather shaky. They have got metal balls.

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UPDATE: July 11, 2023, 11:54 AM IST