Researchers Detect ‘Extremely Rare’ Meteorite That Would Be Proof Of Extraterrestrial Life
The researchers behind the discovery are a physicist and a student at Harvard University.
Avi Loeb, head of the Galileo program and head of Harvard’s black hole program, was the physicist who worked with a student to demonstrate the new meteorite. The discovery would be a breakthrough, as it is one of the possibilities for detecting extraterrestrial life.
Although the academy believed that the study of interstellar objects with anomalous phenomena was of little interest, the scientist decided against it and investigated. This will be the second interstellar meteor discovered by the physicist and his students. Additionally, it is currently named IM2 in NASA’s Balls of Fire CNEOS variable.
According to the researcher, this meteor managed to approach the Solar System at an impressive speed, about 40 km per second. The former, despite the CNEOS 2017-03-09 (IM2) being just one meter. Now, this space object, when approaching the Earth’s surface, disintegrated, which for the researchers is very curious, since the material it was supposed to be made of, the speed and temperature would make it much more resistant.
In 2019, this researcher had already found a similar meteor, which was named CNEOS 2014-01-08 (IM1). This, after several analyses, was confirmed with a 99.999% confidence level by NASA. In addition, they say it would be about 300 km from the island of Manu, in the Pacific Ocean.
Finally, the researcher explained that the origin of this interstellar object would be related to a supernova, as these create interstellar objects as soon as they explode, that is, an exploding star.