Scientists in the UK are somewhat baffled by a tiny, circular object that they’ve been examining. It’s microscopic, no bigger than the width of a human hair.
The UK’s University of Buckingham reports that the small metal globe was discovered by Milton Wainwright, an astrobiologist, in dust gathered by a balloon in the Earth’s stratosphere, high over the surface of our planet.
“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,” says Wainwright, a Nobel Prize Winner.
“One theory is it was sent to Earth by some unknown civilization in order to continue seeding the planet with life,” Wainwright hypothesizes.
“This seeming piece of science fiction — called ‘directed panspermia’ — would probably not be taken seriously by any scientist were it not for the fact that it was very seriously suggested by the Nobel Prize winner of DNA fame, Francis Crick,” said Wainwright.