But then it gets weird... yes, after an opening like that 'it gets weird'.
“We were stunned when X-ray analysis showed that the sphere is made up mainly of titanium, with a trace of vanadium.
“One theory is it was sent to Earth by some unknown civilisation in order to continue seeding the planet with life.
“This seeming piece of science fiction, called “directed panspermia” would probably not be taken seriously by any scientist were it not for the fact that it was very seriously suggested by the Nobel Prize winner of DNA fame, Sir Francis Crick.
Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe director of the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Buckingham in England, said it is further proof of alien life. [source EXPRESS]
"It's a seeding device from an alien culture somewhere in the universe," and we should try to contact them ... on the other hand, it 'could be' purely Earth-based in covert nature i.e. the Top Secret Space Drone X-37B has been busy in low Earth orbit for quite some time. Maybe there's your origin of such a space-sent particle. Maybe there's your real conspiracy.