Here’s the abstract:
Results of X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) analysis, Triple Oxygen Isotope analysis and Scanning Electron Microscopic (SEM) studies are presented for stone fragments recovered from the North Central Province of Sri Lanka following a witnessed fireball event on 29 December 2012. The existence of numerous nitrogen depleted highly carbonaceous fossilized biological structures fused into the rock matrix is inconsistent with recent terrestrial contamination. Oxygen isotope results compare well with those of CI and CI-like chondrites but are inconsistent with the fulgurite hypothesis.
If I may translate:
- A meteor fell 3 months ago;
- Inside it were structures that looked like fossilized microorganisms;
- Nitrogen content of those structures didn’t match what you’d get if the meteor got contaminated after landing on Earth; and
- The heat fusing of the “fossils” to the rock is a closer match to extraterrestrial origin than to what you’d see from a lightning strike on Earth (followed by ejection from and reentry into Earth’s atmosphere).