I'd like to take this in another direction. The NYT said in the article that the military has in its possession alloys it cannot identify. In a conversation with another poster, he wondered why academic institutions with materials scientists on board haven't been given the opportunity to study these alloys.
I am no fan of the convoluted, nonsensical stuff revolving around Roswell. We will never know for sure what happened there. But mention of these alloys brings that to mind.
Edit: The elements contained in the alloys must be known. The universe is made up of the same stuff. So what exactly do they mean by "unidentifiable"?
Stupidity is knowing the truth, seeing the truth but still believing the lies. And that is more infectious than any other disease. ~ Richard Feynman
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 20-Dec-17 19:31 by Aine.