The first extraterrestrial object on Earth is a fact, as Harvard Physics professor Avi Loeb assured today, stating that hundreds of tiny pieces of debris found at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean do not come from our own solar system, according to Daily Mail.
The hundreds of fragments came from an object that crashed into the Pacific Ocean in 2014, and the physicist spent two weeks searching for them in the hope of proving that alien life exists.
The debris came from a one-meter-sized object that crashed off Papua New Guinea in 2014, which Lamb claims was an alien craft.
While the announcement doesn’t confirm the existence of aliens, Loeb talks about a historic discovery “because it represents the first time humans have touched material from a large object that arrived on Earth from outside the solar system.”
Loeb and his science team traveled to a site where the IM1 meteorite is believed to have crashed nearly a decade ago.
Harvard scientists spent years working closely with the US military to locate the impact zone near Papua New Guinea, analyzing data to determine if and when the object fell from space.
In April 2022 the US Space Administration confirmed that the 46cm wide meteorite came from another solar system, making it the first known “interstellar visitor to Earth”. And this, according to Loeb, provides more evidence to support his theory.
In 2021, the physicist released a book titled “Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth,” in which he argued that Oumuamua is not a comet or asteroid but a light sail – a method of spacecraft propulsion.
Oumuamua was discovered in October 2017 by a telescope in Hawaii, millions of miles away, and was originally thought to be Earth’s first interstellar visitor until 2022.
Loeb and his team found 700 bullets 0.05–1.3 millimeters in diameter in 26 runs covering a survey area of a quarter of a square kilometer.
In fact, in the preface of his text, he is particularly enthusiastic:
“Great news! For the first time in history, scientists have analyzed materials from a meter-sized object that came from outside the solar system. The object had lit up the sky over the Pacific Ocean nearly a decade ago, and its bright streak had been recorded by US government satellites.”
Data from the analysis showed that the fragments are rich in beryllium, lanthanum and uranium, along with low levels of elements with a high affinity for iron, such as rhenium – one of the rarest elements found on Earth.
The ”BeLaU” elemental abundance pattern does not match terrestrial alloys, nuclear explosion debris, magma of the Earth or its Moon or Mars, or natural meteorites in the solar system, he said.