Avi Loeb’s Expedition Finds Potentially Alien ‘Metallic Spherules’ on Ocean Floor
“…theoretical physicist Avi Loeb has been heading up an expedition to search for evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence at the bottom of the Pacific.”
by T.K. Randall
These tiny metallic spherules were found during the search for the remains of IM1 – the first recognized interstellar meteorite.
For some time now, Harvard astronomer and theoretical physicist Avi Loeb has been heading up an expedition to search for evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence at the bottom of the Pacific.
His goal is to find the remains of IM1 – an interstellar meteorite that exploded over Papua New Guinea in 2014 and that predates the discovery of ‘Oumuamua in 2017.
The object, Loeb argues, may have been artificially constructed by an advanced alien race and his aim is to find enough pieces of it to prove whether or not this is actually the case.
Last week, the team found evidence of small metallic wires on the ocean floor and now, according to Loeb’s latest blog post, they have found what appear to be tiny metallic spherules as well.
Using the X-ray Fluorescence analyzer, the team was able to determine that these objects are comprised of “mostly iron with some magnesium and titanium but no nickel” which, according to Loeb, makes their composition “anomalous” when compared to human-made alloys.
“We are now on our way back to IM1’s crash site in an attempt to retrieve as many spherules as possible,” Loeb wrote. “With a large enough sample, we can obtain a gamma-ray spectrum that will characterize its radioactive elements and potentially date the sample.”
“The fundamental question is obvious: was this first recognized interstellar object from 2014 manufactured by a technological civilization?”
“Upon our return, we could produce an alloy in the laboratory that has the same composition as we infer for the spherules and analyze the resulting material properties.”
by T.K. Randall