The Meteor that Ends the World

Julia Inwood, Carly Vandenberg, Kayla Lynch and Eddie Easha

What is a Meteor?

A meteor is a big fiery ball in the sky. It is also a bright streak of light. It is made of dust and ice from commits, and it is produced by small meteoroids in the Earth's atmosphere. Known as a shooting or falling star.

How could a "Shooting Star" be so dangerous?

Since it is a fiery ball it causes the Earth's atmosphere to be on fire. A huge column of fire and debris towers up miles into the sky. Hundreds of people die instantly, everyone outdoors is incinerated, people nearby simply evaporate.

How would the Meteor Strike affect the Earth?

The impact sends a shockwave around the globe. It causes massive earthquakes, huge tsunamis and volcanoes pop open. The tremor forms a huge black cloud of debris that is thrown up into the stratosphere form the impact site, and covers the Earth. The Sun is blackened. For months or even years to come, the world is covered in darkness, the Sun being no more than a vague blot of light in the pitch-black sky. Temperatures drop about twenty, forty, or even fifty degrees everywhere. The Earth's surface freezes, stopping the growth of plants cutting off our oxygen supply.

is there a possible new beginning for mankind?

People try to survive. They hide in bunkers or caves but only last as long as their canned foods do. Earth turned into a lifeless sheet of land with only few remaining evidence of existence. The sun does return and the temperature rises again but there is still no hope for mankind. The only thing alive at this point is bacteria, moss, and possibly a few rodents, insects, and fish. Civilization could be thrown back into the stone age but it is way more likely that humanity is extinct forever.