We present here evidence that a meteorite containing an extraterrestrial living organism has been discovered. The breakdown is as follows.
On December 13th the space science division at Zeta Intelligence detected an asteroid on approach to Earth. The asteroid was projected to slingshot away from the Earth but instead, it did something it was not supposed to do. It slowed down and stopped above Northern Ontario at an altitude of 389 km.
Two days later, on December 15th, Zeta Intelligence detected an object detach from the asteroid and head down to Earth at a high velocity. They dispatched a team to Northern Ontario to recover whatever it was that detached. Once on-site, the team found a rather large meteorite, designated “Big Boy”. Interestingly, the team discovered that, despite its size and speed of decent, the meteorite did not create an impact crater.
The “Big Boy” meteorite was brought back to the Zeta Intelligence space science division laboratories for study. A sample was extracted from the “Big Boy” meteorite and designated “Small Guy”. This is the meteorite sample recovered by our operative and which is currently in the government’s possession.
Though not yet conclusive, microscopy performed by Zeta Intelligence scientists reveals photographic evidence of what appears to be a microscopic single-cell lifeform the approximate size of a bacterial cell. We deduce this by what appears to be evidence of [REPRODUCTION] of the lifeform, whereas it creates another cell when the meteorite sample is provided UV light and water.
Waste production analysis demonstrates that the lifeform produces oxygen molecules. This hints at the possibility that the lifeform undergoes [PHOTOSYNTHESIS], much like Earth’s plants. Through our own UV light analysis, we identify what appears to be the presence of chlorophyll or chlorophyll-like molecules, which corroborates our hypothesis that photosynthesis takes place.
Unexpected results from our metabolism analysis performed showed that the lifeform consumes [SILICON] as a food source rather than carbon. A failed negative control experiment showing signs of metabolism where no obvious food source was present suggests that the lifeform might be able to consume something found within the meteorite fragment itself. Because meteorites are composed of large quantities of silicon, a possible building block alternative to carbon, we conclude here that we have discovered the first instance of a silicon-based lifeform.
Because the lifeform is silicon-based, however, it seems unlikely that photosynthesis involves the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2). We hypothesize that during photosynthesis, the lifeform instead somehow uptakes [SILICON DIOXIDE] (SiO2), typically a solid. This is corroborated by two pieces of evidence.
One, we found the presence of sand (silica, a.k.a. silicon dioxide) in a bag holding the “Small Guy” meteorite extract, which itself was in a dark box. The darkness would have promoted the lifeform to switch from photosynthesis to respiration. Respiration normally produces carbon dioxide but in the case of this silicon-based lifeform, we would expect it to produce silicon dioxide instead.
Two, spectra analysis of what we believe to be the lifeform’s home planet reveals the presence of silicon dioxide rather than carbon dioxide.
Advanced technology appears to have been responsible for the movement of the asteroid and the meteorite. Zeta Intelligence scientists scanned the meteorite using a Geiger counter and discovered a localized area of gamma radiation. We hypothesize that the meteorite might somehow contain an [ANTIMATTER ROCKET]. The meteorite is able to slow itself down upon touchdown. This explains why no impact crater was observed.
Our hypothesis is corroborated by detection from hacked Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) data obtained from the International Space Station of what we believe to be antimatter emanating from the asteroid. If the asteroid contains an antimatter rocket, this could allow it to stop and remain floating above Earth.
One of the most astonishing discoveries that we believe Zeta Intelligence has yet to make is a hidden audio recording found to be broadcasting from the meteorite through an electrical signal. The distorted message, spoken in English, appears to come from a neighbouring alien civilization.
We interpret the message as communicating that this civilization’s sun is on the verge of going supernova. This is corroborated by the spectra analysis, where we found that the homeworld candidate’s sun is on the verge of exploding.
The alien civilization appears not to be able to save itself. They have, however, been able to engineer a small lifeform whose purpose it is to carry its civilization’s [MISSING DATA]