The ABC News- 7th Nov. 2017
Breaking news –
A meteorite recovered from a site near Urbenville, NSW, which is believed to be a fragment from a fireball seen over Southern Queensland and New South Wales on the evening of April 16th has been undergoing scientific analysis in the University of Technology, Sydney, under the guidance of the ASRI, the Australian Space Research Institute.
A sample of the rock, was broken open so that material known to be free of contamination could be analysed, revealing a previously hidden void. In this space in the rock sample half a dozen multicellular organisms were found, three of which showed immediate signs of live. Two of these creatures, which appear to be closely related to known species of Tardigrades, are still alive after 24 hours. Tardigrades often familiarly known as water bears or moss piglets, are eight-legged creatures known for their incredibly resilient and found in a great many eco-systems on Earth. They can survive immense variations of temperature and pressure, and can remain in a dormant almost dehydrated state almost indefinitely. The specimens from the meteorite are large for such creatures, being just about visible with the naked eye, though they were first sighted with the aid of a hand-held magnifying lens.
Though it hasn’t been proven beyond all doubt, it seems that these little creatures are true alien visitors from elsewhere in our solar system. Seemingly, the case for the existence of alien life forms is proven. And yes, the question immediately rises as to where other familiar species of Tardigrades originally came from.
An expert from the ASRI will be talking to world press at 12:00 AEST, today.
Reporter, Bruce Everage, The Daily Telegraph, Sydney