Purity of Essence is the governing rule here. Meteors come from God and are pure in nature, uncontaminated by man. Thus a meteor can not be two things at once. One might as well insist that Scotland is in some way different from England.
Meteorites discovered strewn across Earth after the 1960s may have broken off the same planetesimal body. What’s more, scientists have discovered signs this ancient body had a molten core, which turns some cosmological thinking on its head. The boffins studied two of these specimens, named Colomera and Techado. The pair belong …
"... Thus a meteor can not be two things at once ..."
Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said: "one can't believe impossible things."
"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the [White] Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
(White queen takes Red pawn, check)
Science is the governing rule here. Science does not content itself with "it's God what did it". Science wants to know.
If we were supposed to ignore how our Universe was made and how it works, God would not have given us intelligence. As a Christian, I believe it is our duty to study the Universe that God gave us in order to truly comprehend His power.
I believe in a God that can count beyond ten thousand.
$deity may not roll dice, but they can put Hilbert in a qubicle. But as always, there is truth in Wiki-
Applying the superposition principle to a quantum mechanical particle, the configurations of the particle are all positions, so the superpositions make a complex wave in space.
Which is also the real reason behind either banning or limiting crowds at sporting events so their wave function doesn't collapse. Politicians have noticed N.Korea's disturbing fascination with crowd experiments following on from J.F.C Fuller's earlier theories, and tasked the Laundry to observe, and if necessary, act.
But I digress. Experiments have demonstrated quantum behaviour in ever larger particles, or particle collections, and thus it follows that an advanced civilisation can produce this effect in meteorites. Luckily for humanity, these have thus far exhibited the two states, although rumors exist that others have been observed in classified reports, such as cats, whales and bowls of petunias. 'Stimulus funding' has thus been a convenient cover to divert money into developing defences against QBMs (Quantum Ballistic Meteorites) and QBMs (Quantum Ballistic Missiles). The latter having a larger share as superposed warheads could provide both enhanced lethality, and deniability.
Stuff gets melty as it falls through the atmosphere because the outside layer gets heated up, making the outside melt.
If I understand the article correctly, they found melty on *inside* bits. So not from falling through the atmosphere.
Rocks fall through the atmosphere far too quickly to melt. They come in at a minimum speed of 11 Km/s and usually much faster but the atmosphere is only a few 10s of Km thick, more if they come in at a glancing angle but even then they don't spend enough time in the atmosphere to get hot and certainly not enough time for the middle to even get warm.
Meteors do get hot, hot enough that the surface melts and ablates, usually so completely that they never reach Earth's surface. Most satellites are also destroyed by the heat of re-entry and it makes the news when bits of them endanger people by making it all the way through the atmosphere. The heat of re-entry is so great that gases around returning spacecraft ionise, making radio communication impossible. Heat-shield failure is deadly.
You can magnetise a lump of iron by banging it with a hammer. It needs to be in a magnetic field when you hit it of course. Could the same sort of process occur in a chunk of a planetesimal body? This would require a halfway decent magnetic field somewhere out there but the hammer could be replaced by a lot of the stuff already whizzing around space.
Let's assume, just for kicks, that these two objects were from the same body(planetesimal); if the mass and speed were enough and they collided, then a lot of heat could be generated. Since one of them shows evidence of magnetism, I'd assume that was the larger body, that piece was blown off by the original collision, and wasn't melted, where as the other one was right in the middle of the heat zone and melted upon impact. I would think it would float around like a lava blob in space until it cooled down again, or struck some other object. The whole thing is chaos in the asteroid belt of course. I'm just an ignorant layman, but this seems simple to me - maybe I just have a simple mind.
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