Close Encounter: 5 Questions About the Atacama “Alien”

It’s been all over the news lately; the tiny, odd skeleton that researchers have been examining in hopes of figuring out its origins. Discovered in South America’s Atacama Desert a decade ago, the undersized skeleton has raised many questions that, until now, had very few concrete answers. There were plenty of wild theories, but no one seemed to know what exactly it was, or where it came from.

Now, thanks to DNA testing and extensive examination by teams of researchers in the making of the documentary “Sirius,” some of those questions have finally been answered, though quite a bit of the mystery still requires some clearing up.
Close Encounter: 5 Questions About the Atacama “Alien”
It’s been all over the news lately; the tiny, odd skeleton that researchers have been examining in hopes of figuring out its origins. Discovered in South America’s Atacama Desert a decade ago, the undersized skeleton has raised many questions that, until now, had very few concrete answers. There were plenty of wild theories, but no one seemed to know what exactly it was, or where it came from.

Now, thanks to DNA testing and extensive examination by teams of researchers in the making of the documentary “Sirius,” some of those questions have finally been answered, though quite a bit of the mystery still requires some clearing up.
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