Alien Particles Invading Our Galaxy

Dan Evon

Alien particles have been found by NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). The discovery, particles that come from beyond our solar system, was made 200,000 miles away from earth.

The Huffington Post reports that the IBEX found three separate types of atoms including oxygen, hydrogen and neon. These elements are essential for forming new stars, but David McComas, leader of the IBEX team, said that the material didn't come from our sun or from the planets in our solar system.

McComas told the Huffington Post:

“It’s exciting to be able to have these first observations of alien matter – stuff that didn’t come from our sun or the planets, but came from the outside of our solar system, from other parts of the galaxy. We think these are really important measurements, because these elements are the fundamental building blocks of stars, planets, and people."
"It's so exciting to know where our sun is in relation to local clouds. It really puts our sun in context for the first time. Our location within our local interstellar cloud is important because the heliosphere structure changes depending on where it is inside a cloud or outside, and so it has consequences for how well it shields us from those deadly cosmic rays."