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Toxic meterorite

post #1 of 17
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Yikes !

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070918...uhealthoffbeat

I would imagine that any form of molten rock would give off toxic fumes.
post #2 of 17
I wonder if the toxin was in the meteorite or in the ground? Further, was it chemical or biological? That was a rather large crater. Did you know those things are worth a LOT of money? In this case, maybe it should be left well alone.

Laz
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Lazarus Short View Post
I wonder if the toxin was in the meteorite or in the ground? Further, was it chemical or biological? That was a rather large crater. Did you know those things are worth a LOT of money? In this case, maybe it should be left well alone.

Laz
Let me know if the top of the meteorite starts to unscrew.
post #4 of 17
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Let me know if the top of the meteorite starts to unscrew.
Just what I was thinking! A bit more advanced than that though, this one lets out deadly gases to kill all the locals before it unscrews.
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Just what I was thinking! A bit more advanced than that though, this one lets out deadly gases to kill all the locals before it unscrews.
Why be afraid of death from space? The local talent is quite good.

Laz
post #6 of 17
Here's an article with a pic of the crater: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7001897.stm

Meteorites are commonly nickel-iron and aren't dangerous (other than the obvious physical damage). It's more likely that the impact or heat sent something in the ground into the air that made people sick.
post #7 of 17


"Bada-Boom, Boom... Bada-Boom" (Leeloo's voice from the crater...)

PS. Just because she is an alien, not that she is toxic in any way.
post #8 of 17
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Here's an article with a pic of the crater: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7001897.stm

Meteorites are commonly nickel-iron and aren't dangerous (other than the obvious physical damage). It's more likely that the impact or heat sent something in the ground into the air that made people sick.
Maybe it opened a methane pocket or something similar? Someone needs to light a lighter to find out
post #9 of 17
Might have been a nuclear-powered satellite rather than a meteor?
post #10 of 17

zombies!

Tomorrow the headline will be: Peru overrun by Zombies!
post #11 of 17
I'm waiting for the day when meteors hit the earth and then hot chicks like in Species movie coming out of them. Yes, I'll have 2 of them meteorites thanks.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by sugarinthegourd View Post
Might have been a nuclear-powered satellite rather than a meteor?
The article said they checked for radiation and found none.
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Tomorrow the headline will be: Peru overrun by Zombies!
omg - i only recently saw 28 weeks later too, hmmmm....

that could be a natural way of introducing exotic diseases onto earth, something so different we just couldnt use our traditional bodily defences or medicines to fend it off... worrying in a "the world will end one day" kind of way
post #14 of 17
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Let me know if the top of the meteorite starts to unscrew.


I wonder if Toxie would get out?

Simon
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by sugarinthegourd View Post
Might have been a nuclear-powered satellite rather than a meteor?
Nuclear-power disposal material could hurt people, but it wouldn´t explain the bad smell. AFAIK nuclear power related chemicals and elements aren´t "smelly", or are they?
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