They detect “extremely rare” meteorite that would be proof of extraterrestrial life

The researchers behind the finding are a physicist and a student at Harvard University.
Avi Loeb, head of the Galileo program and head of the Harvard 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 to detect 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 it. This will be the second interstellar meteor discovered by the physicist and his students. Additionally, it currently receives the name 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 foregoing, despite the fact that CNEOS 2017-03-09 (IM2) is barely one meter. Now, this space object as it got closer to the Earth’s surface disintegrated, which for the researchers is really curious, because the material it is supposed to be made of, the speed and the temperature would make it much more resistant.

By 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 confidence level of 99.999% by NASA. In addition, they say that 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, since these create interstellar objects as soon as they explode, that is, an exploding star.


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