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Submission + - "Aliens" story of dubious provenance goes viral

Sockatume writes: By now you have likely read about the alien life forms discovered in the upper atmosphere of Yorkshire, via of mass media reprinting a press release from the University of Sheffield. Unfortunately, the paper comes from researchers with an infamous tendency to identify inanimate objects as aliens, and is published in a journal that seems to principally exist to print unlikely astrobiological claims.
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"Aliens" story of dubious provenance goes viral

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