The haunting image with its semi-human, contorted fetal form, has been revealed exclusively to Express.co.uk.
It is being hailed as the latest and most concrete piece of evidence to back a growing belief we are not alone in the universe.
The discovery, set to send shock waves across the world of astronomy and space research, was made in the stratosphere above the Bonneville Salt Flats, in Utah, America.
The “unearthly beast” particle comprises,
…the most basic elements which form the building blocks of life.
Unlike previous similar discoveries the strange entity was found to be perfectly symmetrical, another hint towards its possible nature.
It was discovered by Professor Milton Wainwright and his team at Sheffield University who have long held life exists outside the Earth.
Professor Wainwright’s previous findings of organic life forms in space include the,
He maintains not only do aliens exist, but minute traces of extra-terrestrial life including DNA are constantly raining down on Earth from space – so-called panspermia.
However the latest discovery has left scientists baffled due to its unusually large size and eerie part-human appearance.
Professor Wainwright said:
“We have just sent a weather balloon-lofted sampler to the stratosphere and have isolated the strange, unearthly beast.
“The particle shown contains only carbon, oxygen and nitrogen and shows bilateral symmetry that is, if a line is drawn through its centre it has the same appearance on both sides.