Scientists Discover Green Jelly After Meteor Hits Russia
Just days after a fiery meteor came crashing down on central Russia, scientists say they have now discovered a mysterious green jelly that may be some sort of space residue or “astral jelly,” a substance commonly associated with meteor showers.
The space stuff was found earlier this week at a nature reserve in Somerset, and although authorities aren’t exactly sure what the substance is, they say it is comparable to similar matter that has been found throughout the years at the site of meteor crashes, according to Tony Whitehead, a spokesperson for the reserve.
"In records dating back to the 14th Century it's known variously as star jelly, astral jelly or astromyxin,” he said. "We've read a few articles now and much speculation. 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'.”
However, scientists admit that they are uncertain whether the green slime is dangerous or not, so the public is being cautioned to not touch the mystery gunk and to immediately contact authorities in the event of a new discovery around the preserve.
Scientists speculate that the green goo may be some form of cyanobacteria or vomitus remains of amphibian guts sometimes referred to as crystal brain fungus.