Meteors. To End the World?

By: Joshua Zimmerman

Causes of A Meteor

All throughout space there are things called asteroids. They are big chunks of rock floating in space. If one of these asteroids were to come in contact with our gravity it would be launched into the Earth. Once a asteroid enters the Earth's atmosphere it is called a meteor. If the rock is big enough it could kill millions of people. If it is even bigger it could mean global extinction.


I predict that the meteor will change will change everything in a habitat. Lets say a pretty small meteor hit the planets surface. It will kill any living thing in a quarter mile radius. There will be no food web, biodiversity, or habitats because everything would die.

Cause + Effect Surface

Cause: Meteors are very hot and are coming at Earth extremely fast. If a meteor hits the Earth it leaves a crater in the ground.

Effect: If a meteor lands o a habitat everything in that area will die. There is no defense against a falling meteor. The habitat will have no living things.

Cause + Effect Water

Cause: As i said earlier meteors are very hot. On entry the meteor can reach up to 3000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Effect: Because the meteor is so hot when the meteor lands it will evaporate all water in a good radius. The bigger the meteor the more water that is evaporated.

Cause + Effect Atmosphere

The entry of meteors into the Earth's atmosphere has three main effects. Ionization of atmospheric molecules, dust that the meteoroid sheds, and the sound of passage. During the entry of a meteor into the upper atmosphere, an ionization is created, where the air molecules are ionized by the passage of the meteor. Ionization trails can last up to 45 minutes at a time.
The ions can create ionization radiation poisoning. That makes the atmosphere air un-breathable. It also adds on to our global warming problem.