Head in the Clouds

Anna Abel, Samantha Schmidt, Ciera Slater, Andie Vamvakas

  • Giant Molecular Clouds consists of huge amounts of hydrogen.
  • GMC's span several light-years across.
  • Once in our atmosphere, the hydrogen would consume the oxygen atoms.
  • Lots of rain.
  • Oxygen levels would drop, making it hard to breathe.
  • Planet sized ice and stone will be flying around, some could explode.
  • Can cause Meteors, Ice Ages, Nuclear Winters, oxygen shortages, floods, and volcanoes all at once.
  • Closest GMC is about 1,566 light-years away.
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  • In a few millennia our solar system may plow into a cloud of gas and dust.
  • This interstellar fog could reduce the sun’s light.
  • Dust and gas will penetrate as far as Earth’s orbit and may begin eating away at the oxygen in our atmosphere.
The Electromagnetic Spectrum: looking through galactic space clouds