Looted Nazi Statue Is From Space

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    Photo: Elmar Buchner

A researcher of the Planetology Institute at Stuttgart University has determined that a Tibetan statue brought to Germany by a Nazi expedition has some extraterrestrial origins. The statue of a Buddhist god wearing a swastika was taken in 1938 by a team of Nazis and remained in private hands until 2007. After some analysis, Elmar Buchner discovered that the statue was actually carved from a meteorite. "It is rich in nickel, it is rich in cobalt,” he said. “It is the rarest type of meteorite you can find." It is the only known human figure carved from a meteorite.

Via National Geographic

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