NASA Spots 'Alien Matter' From Beyond Solar System
Interstellar cloud unlike anything else ever analyzed
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2012 3:05 AM CST
Updated Feb 2, 2012 5:00 AM CST
NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer spacecraft is studying the edge of the solar system from 200,000 miles above Earth.   (AP Photo/NASA)

(Newser) – A cloud of material from elsewhere in the galaxy has slipped inside our solar system's protective bubble, and it is fundamentally different from anything else scientists have ever seen. The "alien matter" was spotted and analyzed by a NASA probe exploring the edge of the solar system, CBS reports. The material, the remnants of exploded stars that drift in clouds through interstellar space, has 74 oxygen atoms per 20 neon atoms, compared to the 111 oxygen atoms per 20 neon atoms found in our solar system.

"These are important elements to know quantitatively because they are the building blocks of stars, planets, people," the lead researcher says. "We discovered this puzzle: Matter outside our solar system doesn't look like material inside our solar system." The low proportion of oxygen suggests that plenty of oxygen atoms could be "locked up" inside galactic material like grains of ice and dust, the researchers say.

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Feb 2, 2012 11:41 PM CST
Newt and Nick said if it doesn't have a Green Card it best get its alien particles out of OUR (USA) space Don't make Newt get the Moon troops after its a$$
Feb 2, 2012 6:36 PM CST
What's being watered down and "covered up" here is the intensely dense debris field galactic cloud of rocks that have been pummeling Earth for years and will continue to bombard our planet for decades to come, fulfilling the remote view asteroid impact disaster foreseen by Jimi Hendrix and exposed at: rockprophecy com/nasa_plan.html ADD DOT Also covered up is the continuing onslaught of impacts on Earth, which mogul controlled propaganda media repeatedly, fraudulently reports as "space junk" "earthquakes" "tsunamis" "gas pipe blasts" "sink holes" "Gingrich rants" etc. Moguls know agriculture busting impact is imminent, thus a desperate race to build private space crafts for them to escape to Space Station condos and subterranean bunker cities. The 2008 "economy meltdown" was staged and arranged to digitally siphon off $50 trillion in looted public funds to use for this purpose, to save a load of moguls at the expense of us all. As Hendrix said, "The solar system is going through a big change and it will affect the Earth. The establishment is going to crumble away and you'll have no world to live on. There's no running from any one place to another, no one on Earth will escape." - Jimi Hendrix.
Feb 2, 2012 4:02 PM CST
"NASA Spots 'Alien Matter' From Beyond Solar System" Sorry humans....I've been having problems with the toilet on my spaceship leaking....will get it fixed right away....