No, these aren’t those aromatic hydrogel beads you find in stores, but rather something that researchers haven’t seen before. Thousands of these were discovered in the middle of a desert by Geradine Vargas and her husband. Some of the spheres were watery and others translucent. Continue reading for the news report and more information.

These mysterious spheres were completely isolated from the rest of the desert terrain. Here’s what Gerardine has to say: “We did email a friend of ours who’s a zoologist, but she didn’t know. I mean, she didn’t seem to recognize what it was.”