Talking of films and alien invasions, I was intrigued to see this cover article in today’s New Scientist. It reminds me of the film-within-a-film of Bowfinger in which Eddie Murphy’s Kit Ramsey’s character is terrorised by aliens after the fall of the sinister sounding “chubby rain”.
Intriguingly, some of the scientists expressing scepticism in this article claim that a more likely explanation than alien life forms is mammalian blood. Fifty tons of mammalian blood. I think I’m more comfortable with the implications of the crackpot theory.
For more on this you can read a draft Godfrey Louis’ paper here.