posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 11:41 AM
Originally posted by rival
Meteor strike is the simplest and most likely cause..
I think Occam and four out of five dentists would agree...
I thought that but it is highly unlikely IMO...
A meteor strike wouldn't have such an effect as they're small objects the size of cars or in some cases houses but they tend to burn up into
nothing or hit no bigger than cars or baseballs, space debris bigger than this is considered an asteroid, and we would have certainly seen that
coming, if we didn't then you can start to panik, because we have suppose to have all NEO's tracked
This dust or what ever it is was 60msiles high into the atmosphere, while the atmosphere is not as great as Earths thats still pretty darn high up,
and that's a hell of alot of dust/what ever it is that been displaced, to kick that amount of dust up it would have needed to be a fair sized
For instance volcanic eruptions on earth would be miniscule to this dust cloud or some on par, and they only reach hights of around 10miles high here
on earth and we all know what type of force is under that plume kicking it up, fore instance...
Krakatoa, one of the biggest recorded eruptions in world history, When Krakatoa erupted in 1883, the noise and the shock waves were recorded around
the world creating a 37-mile-high ash cloud, so it would have needed to be some BIG disturbance down there on the ground, and when you think of it
like this its even more unlikely to be due to a storm/weather
I think its safe to say its not meteors but i'm no expert,