We often ponder our origins and if life exists elsewhere in the universe. While it may always seem to be a mystery, a team of British scientists believe we are closer to an answer than we realize. How did they achieve such a belief? Oh, it’s just the tiny aliens living in our sky.
Professor Milton Wainwright works in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the University of Sheffield. Recently, he along with his team sent a balloon up into the stratosphere, which is more than 16 miles up. When the balloon returned, they found unrecognizable tiny organisms on the balloon’s surface.
Professor Wainwright and his team believe that these tiny organisms they found living in our stratosphere may be creatures from outerspace.
“By all known information that science has, we know that they must be coming in from space. There is no known mechanism by which these life forms can achieve that height. As far as we can tell from known physics, they must be incoming.”
Though he considered the possibility that these organisms were from Earth, the math just didn’t add up for Wainwright. The only way these organisms could achieve such height (without a spaceship) is through a volcanic eruption. However, there hasn’t been an eruption strong enough for these organisms to exist so high in the stratosphere.
Another reason why these organisms can’t be from Earth? They’re too clean! There’s no dust to suggest these organisms are Earthlings.
However, there’s no cosmic dust on the organisms, either.
Wainwright believes these organisms may come from an aquatic environment.
So, these tiny sky-aliens come from a giant swimming pool in space? Close.
After careful consideration, Wainwright concluded that these organisms most likely originate from a comet because comets are “the most obvious aquatic environment in space”.
More obvious than a giant swimming pool in space, Dr. Wainwright? I beg to differ.
Here’s something else to blow your mind. Wainwright believes that if these organisms have DNA, it could indicate that all life on Earth may have originated in outerspace.
But let’s take it one step at a time.
Next month, Wainwright and his team will launch another balloon in the air in conjunction with the meteor shower associated with Haley’s Comet. If they confirm that these organisms do originate from a comet, well, there are going to be a lot more exciting questions in the future.