posted on May, 26 2010 @ 04:45 PM
This isn't a prediction per-say, but it has to do with an upper atmosphere 'explosion' some people have thought could happen. If any of you have
the current issue of Scientific American (June 2010), turn to page 38. It talks about how the real threat from asteroids may not be an impact, but an
upper atmosphere explosion as it's ripped apart. It talks about how a 30-45 m asteroid could flatten a city by detonating in the upper atmosphere. It
would have a similar (but not exact) effect to a high altitude nuke going off.
So there you have it! A plausible situation of how an upper atmosphere explosion can occur.
Another thought i have is just wild speculation. Theoretically, if a rogue brown dwarf passed by the earth, wouldn't there be a good chance it's
picked up many comets and asteroids (albeit small) from the asteroid and kuiper belts? Wouldn't there be a big possibility that those objects could
swing by or crash into the earth while the brown dwarf passes? Im not talking big asteroids, im talking maybe upto 200m in diameter. Again, this is
just wild speculation.
P.S. I'll try to post a scan of the article, if that doesnt violate copyrights.