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 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.