Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Stardust

Nothing like a good meteor crashing to Earth to put things in perspective. It left a crater 65 feet wide by 15 feet deep, in a barren plain of the Peruvian Andes. The water that filled the crater boiled for ten minutes from the heat. 200 people complained of a gas causing nausea and dizziness, but an expert said they were probably suffering from psychosomatic sympoms:

When a meteorite falls, it produces horrid sounds when it makes contact with the atmosphere... It is as if a giant rock is being sanded. Those sounds could have frightened them.

He took blood samples just to be on the safe side.

Posted by Judah in:  The Natural World   

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