This intriguing story came from G.P., and I have to pass it along for all you "panspermia" and "Neoplatonism" fans out there.  Japan, it seems, made some interesting discoveries about asteroids, namely, that they are not only mineral rich, but also "rich" in something else, something quite surprising (well, not really, to us panspermia and Neoplatonism fans) and exciting:

Pristine asteroid Ryugu contains amino acids that are building blocks of life

Amino Acid Found in Asteroid 162173 Ryugu Sample That Japan's Hayabusa2 Mission Brought to Earth From Its Space Probe

Here's the gist of the story from the first article:

"The Ryugu material is the most primitive material in the solar system we have ever studied," Hisayoshi Yurimoto, a geoscience professor at Hokkaido University, Japan, and leader of the initial chemical analysis team of the Hayabusa 2 mission, said at the conference.

Ruygu, Yurimoto said, is a CI chondrite asteroid, a type of stony carbon-rich asteroid with a chemical composition that is the most similar to that of the sun. These asteroids, rich in water and organic material, are a possible source of the seeds of life delivered to the nascent Earth billions of years ago.

But the samples from Ryugu are somewhat different compared to the other CI chondrites that the researchers have seen previously, those that have been found on Earth as meteorites. The Ryugy samples appear more "primitive" and have a chemical composition that is more similar to the material of the early solar system, Yurimoto added. That is because they were not changed by interactions with Earth's environment,

A team lead by Hiroshi Naraoka, of Kyushu University in Japan, which looked for organic matter in the samples from Ryugu, said in another paper presented at the conference that the Ruygu fragments contained more carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen than other known carbonaceous chondrite asteroids.

The analysis by Naraoka and his team also found more than ten types of amino acids in the samples, including glycine and L-alanine, which are the building blocks of proteins that living organisms produce based on their DNA code.

"We detected various prebiotic organic compounds in the samples, including proteinogenic amino acids, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons similar to terrestrial petroleum, and various nitrogen compounds," Naraoka said in his presentation. "These prebiotic organic molecules can spread throughout the solar system, potentially as interplanetary dust from the Ruygu surface by impact or other causes."

Now, normally I'd be all over the amino acids in this story, because they do strongly suggest that the idea of panspermia - that our earth, and many other planets - were literally "seeded" with life as the result of cosmic bombardment by asteroids - is true. It's an interesting and intriguing theory, and if one factors into that idea the further idea that asteroids in our solar system are the result of an exploded planet, which planet was water bearing, and which may have been home to (intelligent) life, and which was blown up in an ancient "cosmic war", then who knows where that life-bearing debris ended up?   It's a fascinating and intriguing idea to contemplate, except that I'm not going to do so.

What I am going to concentrate on is the suggestion that asteroids might actually bear petroleum, since this small asteroid appears to bear such products. I find this quite intriguing, not the least because there's no suggestion that the presence of "polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons similar to terrestrial petroleum" is due to the presence on the asteroid of lots of extinct dinosaurs that were crushed under its very small gravitational force to produce said hydrocarbons.  Or to put this in language that even a technocrat or climate change ideologue might understand: we're not looking at a fossil fuel. Maybe there were dinosaur fossils on the exploded planet, and maybe the force of the explosion was sufficient to crush said dinosaurs to make a little polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon on little Ryugu... who knows? I don't, but that's my point: neither do the scientists and ideologues.

...or maybe the "oil-is-not-a-fossil-fuel-at-all" people (the present author numbers himself among this group of people) are correct, and hyrdocarbons are a product of other natural processes in planetary bodies, processes which mean that they are products constantly being produced. Let's not forget that it was the Rockefailure interests that promoted the decayed dinosaur idea.

Now if all that's the case, and the Japanese scientists are correct, then there might be extra-terrestrial oil fields out there for the taking...

See you on the flip side...


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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".

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  1. eddyminimum on August 14, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    Fascinating discovery. It makes sense. Interesting comments too. The fossil fuel theory is proving more and more to be a pseudo-logical culdesac.

    Another interesting ‘element origin’ hypothesis is based on a Geomagnetic Moment, so-to-write, when the earth’s geomagnetic field significantly weakens or disappears temporarily. During this moment in time, the hydrogen rich solar wind (plasma) crashes unbuffered into the atmosphere (matter) with a multitude of chain reactions.

    A mostly hydrogen solar wind crashing into oxygen rich atmosphere might produce H2O. Water from the sky? Kind of poetic. And could this rare cyclic process produce complex hydrocarbons as well? I only read about this concept from a single source, haven’t seen confirmation or elaboration elsewhere. Just food for thought…

  2. HotRuta on August 12, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Check out this (old) article at Canada Free Press:
    “Oil is NOT a fossil fuel and AGW is non-science”

    • HD on August 12, 2022 at 5:58 am

      There you go ( the linked article). With a lot temperature and pressure you can get petroleum. Or you can get the same thing at lower, albeit still pretty high: temperatures and pressures with living microorganisms with catalyst action of biological enzymes. But you’d think after how ever may billion years there’d be oceans of hydrocarbon rather than water on the Earth if crude oil was continuously forming “abiotically”. Might have something to do with different types of far more efficient metabolism of carbon by the upper crust and surface microorganisms causing the bit where we live to be somewhat uninhabitable to the deeper pressure and temperature loving lithovore archaebacteria.

      It is worth noting that calcium carbonate is also a product of particular archaebacteria metabolism as well as resulting from stratified layering of dead coral and other sea creatures. General rule in biotechnology – if a compound has electrons- something living will attempt to eat it/them. If there’s a concentration of any mineral, chances are it got there as a result of living microorganisms.

  3. radiofarside on August 11, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    I noted that the Saturnian moon Titan is awash in hydrocarbons, with entire oceans of the stuff, and it also happens to be the only moon – other than Luna – on which our craft has landed. It will be interesting to learn what Osiris-Rex finds, if we are ever privy to the results.

    This discovery, among others, is highly suggestive of an electro-chemical process that is constantly renewing petroleum within and on objects in space. This would explain why oil fields thought to be tapped out are later found to be refilled. This would explain why hydrocarbons are ubiquitous throughout the observable Universe.

    And it lays waste to the anti-carbon, anti-life ideology of the WOQians.

    See you on the Far Side!

    • HD on August 11, 2022 at 8:25 pm

      “…highly suggestive of an electro-chemical process that is constantly renewing petroleum within and on objects in space.”

      Yeah the oxidative and reduction metabolism of archaebacteria (relatives).

  4. HD on August 11, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Well there’s not really a requirement for (compressed) dinosaurs or ancient forests to end up with “…polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons similar to terrestrial petroleum.” or bits of exploded planet. You would just need one of the many (assumed) relatives of the various archaebacteria found on Earth. The guys that do all the mineralising and processing of stuff that contains electron energy that fungi and everything else living does not want/ see the viability in eating. They just need access to electrons and an environmental supply of carbon that is not necessarily derived from other living things.

    I suppose nobody in general really gives a shit about such bacterial genera unless your academic study or professional discipline involves ore refining, bioremediation or management of municipal/ farm waste. Though it’s about as obvious as dogs’ balls that there’s been plenty of microbial activity throughout the solar system. May very well be ongoing though in a different ecological system/ framework as to the previous (?) ecology that formed all those polycyclic and long chain unsaturated hydrocarbons. The latter being what is thought of as either “gas” or “petrol” depending on where you live. With current ecology probably limited/ slowed by much lower temperatures than can be found on Earth. Less extreme variation on Earth in physicochemical conditions than say an asteroid such as the one the Japanese sampled.

    How else other than microbial activity do you end up with oceans/ frozen deposits of hydrocarbon as is (very, very likely) found on many of the outer planets and moons? Jupiter’s moon Titan, Uranus and Charon being a good examples. There’s a load of petrol ( and both of what’s thought of as Natural Gas and LPG) wherever you go in these parts.

    My peers/ supervisors never did agree with me regarding the ubiquity of life within the solar system and probably universe(es) as when people refer to life, they are usually thinking “complex” life. Even that though, there’s never been a whole lot of study on Earth to look for predators within the communities of archaen bacteria – of which there likely is and no reason to suppose the same wherever else living things can be found mineralising/ demineralising rocks. Looks to me very much like “mushrooms” on Mars and petrooxidans/ petroreductans ( or such like) just about everywhere.

  5. justawhoaman on August 11, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    We can’t get to the moon but we can ravage an asteroid for its “riches”, including oil? What is wrong with this picture?

  6. Eddie Worthington on August 11, 2022 at 9:06 am

    Tying together two important concepts:

    1. “The Deep Hot Biosphere; the myth of fossil fuels” by Dr. Thomas Gold sets the stage for understanding how newly created methane gas journeys from the core to the surface of the earth, producing crude oil and other elements/compounds in the process. As an astrophysicist, Dr. Gold’s interest in the subject of abiotic oil was piqued by Saturn’s moon Titan having an ocean of liquid methane on its surface.

    2. “The Giza Death Star Deployed” by Dr. Farrell, page 207 notes the research by Dr. TT Brown and his conclusion that “distorted space – non-equilibrium conditions – creates mass” and not the other way around.

    Combining these two concepts into one can be summarized as “information in the field.”

  7. FiatLux on August 11, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Or this could be prepping a narrative about finding oil on asteroids. That would be a clever way to stick with the story that oil on earth is almost gone (to justify rationing, carbon credits, etc.) while still pumping oil out of the ground on this planet but telling people you’re getting it from asteroids.

  8. markvette on August 10, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    Yes. Crude oil is abiotic. Col. L Fletcher Prouty famously stated this when discussing how Rockefeller sent his own scientists to the Geneva Convention of the International Chemistry Committee in 1892. Where they presented the case for the origins of crude oil. Since it is comprised of hydrocarbons, sulphur, nitrogen and other base minerals – they claimed it must be the product of organic materials (flora, fauna, etc) transformed by pressure and heat over the course of millions of years into the oil it is today. The committee bought it, thereafter categorizing crude oil as a product of “organic” origin. And, therefore, that meant the amount of crude beneath the surface is finite. Bullocks!
    Search “Eugene Island 330”. It’s an oil field that slowed production to a trickle in 1989. Then, in 1999, the “well” started to pump four fold what it did ten years earlier. The intriguing bit is, the “new” oil was not the same type. As determine by the different type of microbes found within.

  9. marcos toledo on August 10, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    This proves if you want to find life in space look for oil which brings up the question of how long does the Earth take to create coal another so-called fossil fuel?

  10. anakephalaiosis on August 10, 2022 at 12:17 pm

  11. Robert Barricklow on August 10, 2022 at 11:39 am

    There goes another cliche truism biting the dust, fossil fuels;
    now being filed under “truthiness, felt to be true, if not necessarily true.

    Oil is abiotic.[Myths, Lies and Oil Wars by F. William Engdahl]

    Panspermia is also symbolic, in that you imagine a sperm[asteroid, rich in organic material],
    slamming into Earth[fertile egg]

    Running late
    White Rabbit.

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