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Dust From Asteroid Hints at Alien Life

Category: Science & Technology
Posted: October 11, 2010 01:45PM
Author: CowKing

Japan's space program, JAXA, launched the Hayabusa mission in 2003 to land a probe on a passing asteroid to collect samples of a passing asteroid's exterior. After spending seven years waiting to get a landing on the asteroid and having to overcome many technical difficulties, the probe spent only 30 minutes collecting what it could, and quickly sped its way back to Earth for analysis of the samples by JAXA. The particles in question have foreign characteristics that don't match the regular dust and aluminum powders found in the rest of the sample. The researchers believe that the foreign particles did not originate from Earth, which is kind of silly when you think about it. Why would an asteroid have materials from Earth, or better yet how? At any rate, this was the first mission to successfully take samples from an asteroid and bring them back to Earth. This is only the first round of research on the samples, so keep a look out as further analysis is taken.



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SpeedCrazy on October 11, 2010 02:55PM
Great now we have aliens. And mad scientists. Interesting but how did this end up on a "computer" forum.
CowKing on October 11, 2010 03:06PM
It's science. I don't know why I posted this, but it looked interesting and there really isn't any substantial tech news to report on. BTW, stop punching logic size holes into everything, the Matrix doesn't like it.
SenitaL on October 11, 2010 05:45PM
Hey, maybe its a ancient piece of rock that split off from "earth" after or during its creation; and floated off into space.. somehow escaping the gravitational influence of all the other planets in our system >.< err i think i need some sleep, lol thanks for the news though cow, i <3 astrological stuff :)
malmsteenisgod on October 11, 2010 05:55PM
I wonder what they could have possibly found that points to signs of life. This asteroid crosses through through the orbits of Earth and Mars so I wonder what could be on this asteroid that is anything new.
DrTiCool on October 12, 2010 12:02AM
Anyway good post, glad to hear interesting news somehow different than faster drives etc.

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