RED RAIN CELLS FROM SRI LANKA UNUSUALLY HIGH IN URANIUM SAY STUDIES IN JAPAN
Posted on April 18th, 2013
by Walter Jayawardhana
The latest research done on the Red Rain cells collected in the North Central, Uva and Southern Provinces of Sri Lanka has concluded that the outer layers of the cells are unusually high in uranium.
A research paper published in the Journal of Cosmology by Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe ,Professor Takafumi Matsui, Nori Miyake and others have said, “We report the results of a preliminary Transform Electron Microscopy study of the red rain cells that shows them to have outer cell walls unusually rich in uranium, and a nuclear region with a strong deficit or absence of phosphorus.”
In a brief interview with this correspondent in Los Angeles Professor Wickramasinghe in Cardiff, UK said , “The concentration of Uranium is not typical of earthly life forms and is another pointer to the alien origin of the red rain cells. . Professor Matsui and his colleagues in Tokyo are planning to find any concealed DNA in these cells, amplify them and determine its significance.”
Wickramasinghe also said the diatoms (algae) found in the red rain are also not of any earthly type.
The two co-writers of the paper from Japan are attached to the Planetary Exploration Research Centre, Chiba Institute of Technology, Chiba. Japan.
After comparing the Sri Lankan Red Rain Cells collected under the direction of Dr. Anil Samaranayaka of the Medical Research Center last year and the Kerala Red Rain Cells (RRC’s) collected earlier in 2001 the scientists said, “Under the light microscope, Sri Lankan RRCs appear generally similar to Indian RRCs but are mixed with more microbial contaminants than were present in the latter . The contaminants were almost certainly acquired near ground level and may have included small amounts of terrestrial bacteria. The RRCs were however clearly separable in TEM analysis of centrifuged samples of the rain.”
Describing the Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) studies of the Sri Lanka RRC’s the scientists said, “The cross-section of RRCs revealed unusually thick outer walls similar to the Kerala red rain cells . Cells are seen to possess multiple membrane layers, and an inner protoplast that seems poorly preserved. The degradation of outer wall coating appears to have started already, and some cells were seen to have lost it completely. There are some cells “captured” in a process of cell division, probably by binary fission, into two daughter cells within an outer cell wall .”
The scientists also said the uranium in the outer layers of the cell walls of red rain collected in Sri Lanka was high while in the interior the element was lacking. “Most striking is the high abundance of uranium in the outer cell wall and the lack of a phosphorus peak in the cell interior . Note that the elemental composition was analyzed without using any negative staining. This has been proved by not detecting uranium from the cell interior. (If the sample was UA stained, uranium should be detected from entire cell and also from the control.) We are therefore compelled to conclude that the Sri Lankan RRC’s have a high concentration of uranium, that is not characteristic of a normal terrestrial cell.”
The lack of phosphorous in the cells encouraged the scientists to call them unusual organisms: “The lack of phosphorous also points to an unusual organism, and if confirmed supports the contention of Godfrey Louis and Santhosh Kumar(the Kerala scientists who did pioneering research) for a lack (or dearth) of DNA. All this can be taken as arguable evidence of a meteorite/cometary origin of the cells.”
Nori Miyake1, Takafumi Matsui1, Jamie Wallis3, Daryl H. Wallis2, Anil Samaranayake4 Keerthi Wickramarathne4 and N. Chandra Wickramasinghe2 are the authors of the paper.