Monday, October 18, 2010

Meteorites Target Earth

Like fugitives on the run from distant solar systems, meteors hurtle through the Earth's atmosphere, lighting up the eyes of observers on the ground. Often these fireballs of metal and rock burn up in a blaze of glory, and many don't survive their impact with Earth's surface. Those that do though start a more settled life here on Earth as meteorites, they are huge and are resistant to the weather.

The Barringer Meteorite Crater in Arizona is a gigantic hole in the middle of the desert. Its rim is smashed and jumbled boulders, some of them the size of small houses, rise 150 feet above the level of the surrounding plain The crater is almost a mile wide and 570 feet deep.

When Europeans discoverd the crater, the plain around it was covered with chunks of meteorite iron-over 30 tons of it scattered over an area 8 to 10 miles in diameter. Scientist believe the impact of this crater was 150 times stronger then the bombs that were used on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The ancient blast displaced 175,000,000 tons of rock.

Here is a list of five heavy weights of the meteorites that hit earth and are visible to see.
1. Sihhote-alin, Russia=largest known meteorite in the world==weighed 70 tons.
2. Hoba, Namibia=second largest, found in Namibia, weighed over 60 tons.
3. Campo del Cielo= Argentina=largest mass of meteorite, 37 tons,found in 1969.
4. Cape York, Greenland=meteorite hit earth almost 10,000 years ago, largest piece of it weighed 30.1 tons.
5. Armanty=China=weighing 28.0 tons

The list goes on, but this is very interesting how much they weigh. Earth has a few meteorites that strike earth daily and there are a lot that burn up coming through the atmosphere.

Monday, October 11, 2010

What Do You Think?

I am posting something that bothers me a lot. I would like to hear your comments on this. If you do not want to comment, I will understand, this is a touchy issue.

It makes me so mad when I read or see on TV the people that are abduct, torture, molest and sometimes are killed. Most abductors get only a few years and sometimes they will get out on good behavior. We need to change our laws on sex offenders, they are treated too good.

I do think most end up serving time, with clean clothes daily, free meals, recreation privileges and can finish school or take up a hobby. Is this justice for what they have done? What about the victims and their families, that try to face each day

The living victim is scared for life and has nightmares about what has happened., and probably looks over their shoulder when out and about. The victim that did not make it is dead and gone forever and the family suffers their loss forever.

So the question is, do we petition our Senators to petition for stiffer laws, laws that put a more severe punishment? You have to look at this through the eyes of the survivor or the families of the ones left behind to cope with their loss., their heart will ache forever, for those they can never say "I love you" again or hug them close to their heart.

This is such a real issue and it is happening again and again. Now we are having our doors kicked in, these home invasions are frequent. Just like the doctors family that was tortured, raped and their home burned down around them.

Be safe my friends, for we never know, are society is changing, so we have to be alert to what is going on around us.