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A Centauro event is a kind of anomalous event observed in cosmic-ray detectors since 1972. They are so named because their shape resembles that of a centaur.
If some versions of string theory are correct, then high-energy cosmic rays could create black holes when they collide with molecules in the Earth's atmosphere. These black holes would be tiny, with a mass of around 10 micrograms. They would also be unstable enough to explode in a burst of particles within around a billion-billion-billionth of a second (10-27 of a second).
Theodore Tomaras, a physicist at the University of Crete in Heraklion, Greece, and his Russian collaborators hypothesize that these miniature black holes could explain certain anomalous observations made by cosmic-ray detectors in the Bolivian Andes and on a mountain in Tajikistan.
Unusual object orbiting between Saturn and Uranus, discovered in 1977 by US astronomer Charles Kowal. Initially classified as an asteroid, it is now believed to be a giant cometary nucleus at least 200 km/120 mi across, composed of ice with a dark crust of carbon dust. It has a 51-year orbit and a coma (cloud of gas and dust) caused by evaporation from its surface, resembling that of a comet. It is classified as a centaur.
Originally posted by Willard856
I've tried everything I can think of, including fiction and movie works that may feature something from Centaurus (who would have thought I would be reading up on the ALF TV show today...).
I'm about out for today. Might log on later to see what our next shift come up with. I'll be sooooooo annoyed if they crack it in two minutes. Good luck!