Scientists have found a tiny metal orb they believe is extraterrestrial in origin, has evidence of life on its exterior, and also has “a gooey biological material oozing” out of it. The lead scientist of the team who discovered the object suggests that it may have been sent by an intelligent extraterrestrial civilization for the purpose of seeding life on Earth.
This revelation comes from the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Buckingham and the University of Sheffield in England. The director of the center, Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, is one of the leading proponents of a theory called panspermia.
Panspermia is the idea that life in space is abundant, and that biological material travels from planet to planet. For example, it may be ejected from a planet via a meteor strike, or volcanic explosion, and then many years later falls onto a barren planet seeding life. An even more controversial version of this theory is called “directed panspermia,” which is the purposeful seeding of life on other planets by an intelligent extraterrestrial civilization.
The findings by the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology in this area have been highly controversial. They claim to have several examples of microbial life from extraterrestrial sources. Their latest claim is regarding samples they received from a balloon they launched into the stratosphere. They gathered samples of material floating around up there. It is believed that the stratosphere is too high for microbes from Earth to reach, so any they find must be extraterrestrial. [...]
When they analyzed the orb, Professor Wainwright told the Daily Express, “We were stunned when X-ray analysis showed that the sphere is made up mainly of titanium, with a trace of vanadium.”
The surprises did not stop there. Wainwright described the object: “It is a ball about the width of a human hair, which has filamentous life on the outside and a gooey biological material oozing from its centre.”
Wainwright went on to speculate on the object’s origin: “One theory is it was sent to Earth by some unknown civilization in order to continue seeding the planet with life.”
Read more: openminds.tv
And here: University of Sheffield
I was skeptical at first, how many times have we all seen this type of thing only to find out there's no real academic basis, and sensational articles quoting non-existent professors from non-existent institutions.
From what I see this is legitimate, and like nothing else that I've ever read.