Astral Jelly

Astral Jelly

Done laughing? I can wait.

In a scenario reminiscent of stories from Sci Fi and Horror like:

“The Blob”

Or “The Green Slime”

Or “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill”

In the wake of the recent asteroid near miss and Russian meteor strike, as well as later meteorites in Cuba and San Francisco, there has been a discovery of an outbreak of green slime. Coincidence? May be, but according to Sky News, and a collection of other sites across the we it has happened before.

A “weird” green slime said in folklore to appear at the same time as meteors hit Earth has been found in a birdlife park in Somerset.

The RSPB has appealed for help in identifying the slime, which is said to be scattered on grass banks close to pools and lakes around Ham Wall Nature Reserve near Glastonbury.

Tony Whitehead, an RSPB spokesman for the South West, added: “Although we don’t know what it actually is, similar substances have been described previously.

“In records dating back to the 14th Century it’s known variously as star jelly, astral jelly or astromyxin.

“In folklore it is said to be deposited in the wake of meteor showers.”

“One suggested it was neither animal nor plant, and another that it didn’t contain DNA, although it does give the appearance of something ‘living’.

“Our reserve team will be looking out for the slime over the next few days, but if anyone can offer any explanations we’d be glad to hear.”

The public are being warned not to touch the mystery substance, and to inform nature reserve staff if they spot any.

It has been speculated upon that life on Earth could have been seeded here by asteroids.

Seriously though, according to Nasa.Gov

Amino Acids in Deep-Space-Like Environment

It is in dense clouds of interstellar dust, gas, and ice like these nebulas that new stars and planetary systems are formed. Scientists at NASA-Ames have shown that amino acids are produced when ices in these clouds interact with ultraviolet light. Amino acids are critical components in the chemistry of life on Earth and their presence in interstellar clouds where new stars form would raise the odds that life may get started on other planets in the universe.

Is it possible we are looking at the beginning of life on Earth?