Discovered using super-powerful magnets to capture minute pieces of debris floating in space, the “bull-shaped” particle is a “complete living entity”. Professor Milton Wainwright the University of Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology claims it proves life exists outside Earth.Its discovery was the result of an exploratory project in Derbyshire which involved launching powerful magnets into the stratosphere.Professor Wainwright explained the image shows a crystal of salt with the bizarre horned creature erupting from one surface which was captured during the study.
He said it points further towards the panspermia theory that not only is there life in space but that it is constantly raining down to Earth.
He said: “The picture illustrates what we believe to be alien microbes high up in the stratosphere.
University of Buckingham. The ‘organism’ is said to be a complete living entity
“Our team has caused quite a stir over the last couple of two years by claiming these microbes are continually arriving to Earth from space.“Our critics have been vocal in dismissing our work but, as yet, no one has provided a viable alternative explanation for our peer reviewed work.”He said the structure is an “amorphous form” attached to a grain of salt and was discovered with rare elements including dysprosium, lutetium, neodymium and niobium.
He said: “As far as we can tell the particle has no relation to anything found on Earth.
“This latest launch is also exciting because the team has found particles containing, so-called, rare earth elements at a height close to 30 kilometres in the stratosphere.
“These particle masses are too big to have been carried up from Earth and, like the alien life forms we find, must be incoming to Earth from space.”
The microscopic metallic globe, also found by Professor Wainwright and his team, appeared to spew out a liquid thought to contain genetic material.The latest find adds further “proof” to Professor Wainwright’s controversial theories that alien life exists within close parameters to Earth.
AP. Professor Wainwright has previously spoken about the existence of extraterrestrial life
His work is supported by Astrobiologist Chandra Wickramasinghe who has long held we are not alone in the universe.It comes as a separate report penned by professor Wickramasinghe and Gensuke Tokoro of Japan’s Institute for the Study of Panspermia and Astroeconomics claims “extraterrestrial microbial life exists”.Professor Wickramasinghe said: “From the turn of the millennium an impressive body of evidence has accumulated to indicate that microbial life does indeed exist outside the Earth.
GETTY. Other particles have also been discovered
GETTY. The great Orion nebula
“It is permitted nowadays to assert that comets and meteorites delivered the chemical building blocks of life to form a primordial soup from which life originated on the Earth some four billion years ago.“The idea of life originating on the Earth ‘in some primordial soup’ is deeply rooted in the religious and scientific culture of the Western world.“We note that with the rapidly growing evidence that all points to the existence of extraterrestrial life it would be unwise to ignore the facts.
“Wrong ideas have crippled science in the past. If we are not vigilant it could happen again, and this time round the societal and economic consequences could be more disastrous.”