In 2014, NASA published a book that considers extraterrestrial interference in human history. It considers the possibility that some rock art depictions on Earth may be of alien origin. Moreover, in 2009 scientists found a naturally impossible mineral in Siberia that arrived on Earth 4.5 billion years ago when the Solar system just formed.
This rare yet shocking piece of material was found in a box obtained from the Italian Museum of Natural History in Florence. According to an international team of researchers led by Princeton University scientists, brought to Earth by the Khatyrka meteorite, which fell near the Koryak Mountains in eastern Siberia. When scientists analyzed the mineral, they were intrigued, not because of its age, as many would expect, but because of its atomic structure.
Khatyrka meteorite was once a part of a bigger asteroid that formed along with the rest of the solar system 4.6 billion years ago. The asteroid was hit by another asteroid quite hard about 600 million years ago. The asteroid was struck once more many years later, roughly 2-4 million years ago. This time, the collision threw off a fragment that would later form the Khatyrka meteorite. Earth finally appeared ahead of it around 7,000 years ago, and after a scorching few seconds in our upper atmosphere, it crashed on the surface.
Between 1982 and the present, more than 100 synthetic copies of these minerals have been created in labs. Such a kind of matter has never been observed before these studies and had previously been thought to be theoretically impossible in accordance with widely held beliefs about the rules of nature. Prior to this, the only materials discovered were so-called “normal solids,” which are made up of atoms arranged in any sequence, and crystals, with their strictly repeated patterns. They are known as “quasicrystal” because it resembles a crystal from the outside but from the inside noticeably different. Atoms were arranged in a variety of different configurations, which, based on human understanding of science and chemical composition, were simply not possible in nature.
Quasicrystals have a dramatic history. Dan Shechtman grew the first quasicrystal in 1982, a discovery so controversial he was asked to leave his research lab. But the evidence was overwhelming: this was a new type of material. Schechtman was honored for the discovery with the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The concept of quasicrystals — along with the term — was first introduced in 1984 by Steinhardt and Dov Levine, both then at the University of Pennsylvania. When the team discovered that the meteorite contained this mysterious, ancient, and cleverly engineered material, they merely moved goalposts, simply stating that it can in fact form naturally.
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“The finding is important evidence that quasicrystals can form in nature under astrophysical conditions, and provides evidence that this phase of matter can remain stable over billions of years,” said physicist Paul Steinhardt, the Albert Einstein Professor in Science at Princeton.
Technically, scientists describe quasicrystals as quasiperiodic, arranged manually, which are no longer on the periodic table. Although they exhibit a pattern that fills all available mass continuously, they lack what scientists and mathematicians call “translational symmetry.”
Scientists had previously hypothesized that evidence of extraterrestrial life would most likely be found in forms like this. Pointing out that quasicrystals, being a novel form of matter, should actually be seen as artifacts of artificially created, alien technology.
No one has been able to explain how quasicrystals can form by natural processes, and it’s not likely that anyone will, it just doesn’t happen. Their “forbidden symmetry” makes it impossible for them to form naturally. The only other known quasicrystals besides those found in the meteorites near the Koryak Mountains were recently synthesized by scientists under laboratory conditions.
Being very hard, with low friction characteristics, also low heat conduction, quasicrystals are a very useful product, used in a wide range of high-speed technologies, such as aircraft coatings and stealth fighters.
In 2017, The team at the Geological and Planetary Sciences division’s Analytical Facility at Caltech discovered 35 new minerals in the Khatyrka meteorite. The facility’s director, Chi Ma, said, that “normally we don’t observe” such aluminum-rich metal in space rocks because the aluminum would have reacted to form aluminum oxide. He said the Khatyrka meteorite is the only meteorite ever found that contains metallic aluminum. The meteorite fragment hosting the trio of new minerals is now in the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, which maintains a catalog of more than 600,000 specimens.
If this material was not created by nature as some claim. Where did this mysterious material come from and how did this complex material end up inside an ancient meteorite? Harvard professor Avi Loeb theorized that a less explored possibility is that our universe was created in the laboratory of an advanced technological civilization. Since our universe has a flat geometry with “zero net energy,” an advanced civilization could have developed a technology that created a baby universe out of nothing through quantum tunneling.
Could the extraterrestrial material found in the Khatyrka meteorite have been artificially created millions or billions of years ago by an ancient civilization from another world? Was it part of a much more complex technological structure?