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something disturbed the oort cloud
OP, Meteors hit our atmosphere all time, its never stops.
Do you pinky promise? Have a source on that or like my similar feeling, does it involve hunches and guts?
Originally posted by 33vibe
Here's an ancient perspective that might deserve revival. The belief was just like the wind carries water up into the clouds it can also accumulate dust. These particles, under specific conditions, would start to cling together like rain. Working much like dust clings to things through static charge it would at first be small and very light weight clumps comparable to dryer lint or cotton balls. As one becomes larger in size it accumulates the others and gains in weight. It then begins to fall and as it falls it begins to heat up and evaporate the moisture within it which causes it to become hard. As it condenses it fixates nitrogen compounds such as saltpeter which is an intense oxidizer used in explosives. It then super heats and burns using up any combustibles leaving stone and metal which fuse together and accelerate into a meteorite. Depending on if there were enough air pockets trapped in it or not during its fall, it may or may not explode all together before even hitting the earth. So think of meteorites like a "dry rain".edit on 18-2-2013 by 33vibe because: (no reason given)