On January 29, of 2010, the Hubble space telescope snapped a picture of one of the most unusual space objects ever seen. Dubbed Asteroid P/2010 A2, the thing, whatever it was, appeared to be an immense X flashing through space at over 11,000 miles per hour and about 90 million miles from Earth. As we reported in A.R. #81: “…few seemed to know what to make of it. Nothing like it had ever been seen before….
“Some think it looks like a Ninja throwing blade, or even like a science fiction spaceship out of Star Wars, Star Trek, or the like. Those who think in ancient prophetic terms were quick to declare that the appearance was one of the “signs in the heavens” promised as a signal of the end times. We’re not sure what Planet X believers make of the sighting, but it has to be giving them food for thought.
“Astronomers, however, soon settled on the theory that P/2010 A2 was a debris pattern created by the collision of two asteroids. NASA says astronomers have long thought that the asteroid belt is being ground down through collisions, but such a smashup has never before been seen.”
So much for our report at the time, but it now turns out there may be even more to the story.
NASA scientists now claim they have discovered “the building blocks of life”—amino acids on a meteorite which has arrived on Earth. The meteorite, they say, is the result of the collision of two asteroids, and the source is thought to be 2008 TC3 a carbon rich asteroid which resulted from the same kind of collision evident in P/2010 A2. Whatever the source, such freight on such a meteorite was previously considered impossible; since the collision, it was believed, would have destroyed any trace of amino acids.
So you have what the metaphysically inclined call a “sign in the sky,” implying an inexplicable, but heaven sent, anomaly. Scientists, though admittedly puzzled, still try to explain it as a rare but random collision—such as they have never observed before—and then, it turns out, the thing could be carrying the seeds of life, something previously considered impossible. A possible conjunction of two virtual ‘impossibilities’?
Still, with all the wonders about these days, the one we may wait the longest to see is mainstream science conceding the possibility of causes originating in spheres beyond its comprehension.