A potential alien probe, the IM1 meteor was stronger, faster than any in NASA’s catalog.
Scientists found 50 “perfectly round” small iron balls at the crash site.
A top Harvard physicist claims he may have discovered alien remains on the ocean floor.
Professor Avi Loeb — chair of Harvard’s astronomy department from 2011 to 2020 and now director of the Ivy League university’s ET-hunting Galileo project — spent two weeks combing the bottom of the Pacific Ocean looking for pieces of the 2014 meteor that fell to the Earth.
On the coast of Papua New Guinea. The meteor, called IM1, probably originated in interstellar space.
Using a magnetic sled, his team found 50 small iron ball-shaped fragments, which he said must have come from “a natural environment separate from the solar system or an extraterrestrial technological civilization.”
Professor Loeb has argued for years that interstellar technology may have visited Earth. In 2017, an interstellar object called Oumuamua passed through the Solar System, and while most scientists believe it to be a natural phenomenon, Professor Loeb famously suggested that it could be of alien origin.
After the discovery of Oumuamua in 2017, Professor Loeb theorized – despite much criticism – that more interstellar objects had probably zoomed past Earth.
He was confirmed in 2019 when a student discovered that a fast fireball, the IM1 meteor, also had an interstellar origin in 2014 before Oumuamua.
Friction ignited mid-air as it headed toward Earth, leaving behind a trail of molten iron raindrops on January 8 of that year.
The discovery that these interstellar metal fragments could be dredged out of the Pacific Ocean by powerful magnets led Loeb and his Galileo team to the latest mission.
“Given IM1’s high velocity and anomalous material strength,” Loeb told Fox News Digital this week, “its source must be a non-solar natural environment or an extraterrestrial technological civilization.”
Loeb noted that IM1 is actually harder and has a higher material strength than any space rock cataloged by NASA.
This makes it quite unusual. He did not dismiss the idea that these mysterious iron remnants of IM1 could be the first solid evidence of a “spaceship” of an extraterrestrial technological civilization crashing into our planet.
About a dozen people, including scientists from Harvard’s Project Galileo expedition, the crew and documentary filmmakers covering the venture, left the island city of Lorengau on June 14 aboard the Silver Star.
During its two-week trip to the Pacific, which ends later this week, the Galileo team surveyed the seafloor for signs of IM1 debris by pulling a deep-sea magnetic sled along the last known trajectory of the fireball.
“The spheres were found primarily in the most likely path of IM1,” Loeb noted in a recent public journal post on Medium.com, “rather than in control regions far from it.”
Scientists have brought the instruments to Silver Star for preliminary analysis, but the real work begins when Loeb’s team examines the mysterious iron balls at home with even more sophisticated laboratory equipment.
The orbs were found off the coast of New Guinea as Congress pays increasing attention to UFOs. This week, Senator Marco Rubio revealed that he has heard from senior officials that several illegal UFO search projects are in the United States.
But regardless of whether the object turns out to be intelligently or naturally made, Loeb said his team’s physical recovery outside our solar system is already “historic” and “successful.”
Last year, scientists and classified technologies from the US Space Command confirmed Loeb and Siraj’s calculations of IM1’s interstellar trajectory and said in an official letter to NASA that they were 99.999 percent sure the object originated outside our solar reach.
Loeb’s critics in the world of astronomy and astrophysics were skeptical of the idea, as was the professor’s theory that IM1 might be composed of iron, but they were proven wrong on that detail as well.
Thanks to onboard X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, Loeb and his team learned that iron is the “dominant component” in the chemical composition of the IM1 spheres.
The findings are a serious rebuke to astrophysicists at the Canadian Institute for Earth and Space Studies, who said their computer model of IM1’s behavior before the collision “strongly favors an iron object.