There are a large number of small bodies in our solar system. They are small in mass, usually fast, and their orbits can easily become unstable due to the influence of other bodies, so some of them often crash into the earth.
In most cases, these small objects are burned away by high temperatures as they pass through the atmosphere at high speeds, but if some small objects are massive enough and have a dense enough structure, they can break through the earth's atmospheric 'defences' and when their debris falls on the earth's surface, they form a variety of meteorites.
The mysterious "Chelyabinsk meteorite"
On 15 february 2013, a large meteorite fall occurred in chelyabinsk, russia, in which an asteroid with a mass of about 12,000 tonnes and a diameter of about 18 metres entered the earth's atmosphere from the direction of pegasus, after which it quickly transformed into a dazzling "Fireball the asteroid quickly transformed into a dazzling "Fireball" And slammed into the earth's surface at high speed.
Fortunately, the 'big fireball' did not hit the ground directly, but exploded some 23.3 kilometres above the ground, although the shockwave from the explosion caused damage to more than 7,200 buildings and injured some 1,500 people.
The meteorite fall soon attracted attention and soon afterwards, after zooming in and slowing down the actual video, it was discovered that the "Chelyabinsk meteorite" Had been smashed by a ufo (unidentified flying object).
Researchers have also added a filter effect to it.
According to researchers, the chelyabinsk meteorite was about to hit the ground at a speed of about 30 kilometres per second according to actual measurements, and the fact that the ufo caught up with the meteorite from behind and then smashed it up suggests that it was travelling much faster than the meteorite. It would have been impossible for mankind to break up a falling meteorite at such speed.
Some people think that this is a ufo from an advanced civilisation protecting mankind, others think that the video may be a post-production special effect, while others think that the so-called ufo is a stain on the windscreen of the filming vehicle. The meteorite fall has been shrouded in mystery.
Strange crystals found in particles of the chelyabinsk meteorite suspected to have been smashed by a ufo
In the aftermath of the fall, a large number of meteorite fragments were scattered in the area west of chelyabinsk, and for the next few days, efforts have been made to find and study them.
Recently, a team of researchers led by russian physicist sergei taskaev published a paper claiming to have found two strange crystals in the particles of the chelyabinsk meteorite.
According to the paper, the explosion of the chelyabinsk meteorite produced a large number of meteorite particles, and the target of their research was a sample preserved in the snow layer shortly after the explosion. " Shaped crystal structure (shown below).
Following this, the researchers looked at the collected meteorite particles using a more powerful scanning electron microscope (sem) and subsequently discovered another peculiar crystal structure.
This crystal structure is an overall 'quasi-sphere' with a closed structure. In a further study, the researchers used x-rays to probe the interior of these crystals, which showed that they were made up of multiple graphite layers with a core of nanoclusters at their centre.
The researchers suggest that these nano-clusters could be either 'buckminsterfullerene', whose molecular structure is a cage-like sphere of 60 carbon atoms, or polyhexadecane (molecular formula c18h12).
The researchers suggest that these peculiar crystal structures may have been created under specific conditions (such as high temperatures, high pressures and special catalysts) during the explosion of the meteorite, but the exact mechanism of their formation is still a mystery, and the next step in their quest is planned to investigate whether these peculiar crystal structures are unique to the "Chelyabinsk meteorite". "The next step in their quest is to investigate whether these strange crystal structures are unique to the chelyabinsk meteorite.
Imagine if these strange crystalline structures were really unique to the chelyabinsk meteorite, could they be related to the ufo that is suspected to have shattered the meteorite mentioned above?