SCIENTISTS may have recovered parts of a UFO from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
The microscopic particles were found during an expedition off the coast of Papua New Guinea.
A “runaway fireball” from the sky exploded over this part of the globe in 2014, said Avi Loeb, an astronomy professor at Harvard University FoxNews.
After that, tiny particles of the object known as IM1 fell into the ocean.
Fifty of these spheres, each the size of a dust particle, were tracked down during the expedition.
Scientists used magnets to pull samples from the sea floor.
The material obtained weighed a total of only 35 milligrams.
The material is stronger than any of the other 272 types of space rock NASA has analyzed, Loeb said The Independent.
“Given IM1’s high speed and unusual material strength, its source must have been a natural environment distinct from the solar system or an extraterrestrial technological civilization,” the scientist said.
The object was moving faster than 95 percent of nearby stars and exploded significantly lower in the atmosphere than most meteors.
That’s one of the reasons Loeb and his colleague Amir Siraj are almost 100% certain that the object traveled to Earth from another star.
Each of the collected samples is perfectly spherical, but so small that they can only be viewed with a microscope.
“My daughter asked if she could put one on a necklace, but I told her it was too small to string,” Loeb said.
The scientist described the find as groundbreaking.
“This could be the first time humans have gotten their hands on interstellar material,” he added.
“That has never happened before. We have never received a package from a cosmic neighbor on our doorstep.”
After struggling to gain access to classified data about IM1 and his work on the subject being rejected by a peer-reviewed journal, Loeb made a breakthrough last year when his research was validated by the US Space Force.
Subsequently, the scientist received $1.5 million for the expedition from Charles Hoskinson, the founder of the blockchain company Cardano.
“The last two weeks have been the most exciting weeks of my scientific career,” said Loeb.