- For 13 years, scientists do not know what the origin of these translucent beads is.
- The new evidence suggests that pearls are microtequids, a by-product of ancient meteorite impact.
- These cosmic remains were encapsulated in two to three.
Researchers were treated to the discovery after sifting old fossil content collected from shellfish in the Sarasota County career. They found dozens of translucent glass beads, just a pinch, smaller than a sandy grain, all of which are probably aliens of origin.
After careful analysis, scientists believe that they may be "microtequids", particles that form when explosive effects occur from a meteorite and its molten residues are returned back to the planet's atmosphere. The end result? Crystallized substance falling back to the ground in the form of sparkling small tears or "spherical" sphere s.
This discovery came as a surprise, as the material sat in a box for a little over a decade. Researchers say: "… Florida is well-known for its fossil beds in shell, but not with its extraterrestrial material."
Mike Meyer / Meteorics and Planetary Science
Eventually, Meyer decided to take another study to understand exactly what these things were. His initial hypothesis was that they were a by-product of volcanic ash or some other kind of industrial process. But after finding exotic trace elements, he had enough evidence to be able to confidently deploy these "pearls" as origin in cosmic space.
"It blew up my mind," Meyer said.
The Florida Museum and the recent scientific paper of the researcher indicate that these are the first documented microtecs not only in Florida but also the first of their kind found inside fossil shells.
Meyer put all the microtecs on micropaleontological slides, so he swallowed a few. By licking a paintbrush to take the ball to move it to points of glue, he "accidentally eats a few of them."
It is estimated that these cosmic orbs can be from 2,000,000 to 3,000,000 years old. They could be formed during a meteorological impact in the Florida area.
Mayor Porter's colleague ponders: "It may be that they are from a bed of tequed bed that has been washed for millennia, or it can be evidence of multiple effects on the Florida platform that we just do not know about. "
Meyer suspects that fossil fuel collectors have come from.
Update Friday, July 26, 2019: Microtectics are usually formed in small spherical or" pearl "spheres. sorts of sludge, the material begins to descend into the sea.In some cases, they caught the mussels and subsequently fumbled inside them, allowing them to retain their pearl shape for millions of years.
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