Between 1957 and 1968, researchers attempted to synthesise novel minerals with the potential to serve as excellent electrical conductors.
They came up with two new minerals and named them heideite and brezinaite.
Now, some sixty years later, a scientist in Venezuela is attempting to establish a link between the synthetic minerals .
Scientists created and the natural minerals that fell to Earth from space.
If so, the minerals may be "technosignatures," the scientific term for possible alien technology.
When considering the possibility that these meteoritic rocks contain alien technosignatures.