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Originally posted by JayinAR
It looks like snot.
This is a new one on me too.
Swift as the shooting star, that gilds the night With rapid transient Blaze, she runs, she flies; Sudden she stops nor longer can endure The painful course, but drooping sinks away, And like that falling Meteor, there she lyes A jelly cold on earth.
- William Somervile, 1740
Originally posted by ugie1028
Theory: Meteor hits moisture rich atmosphere at an angle where it shoots across sky before it hits or blows up in the air... under that heat and pressure and the quick heating & cooling at high altitudes mixed with the meteors smoke tail condenses or gets heavy enough then falls as goop.
Originally posted by StarTraveller
Mystery Over 'Weird' Green Slime Solved
A green slime that was thought to resemble a mysterious mythical jelly that appeared after meteor showers has been identified as coming from frogs.