What we fall from the sky (12 photos)

NASA warned this week that the Earth will fall 6, 5-ton satellite and last warning came true. Let's look at the dangerous, beautiful and huge objects ever falling from the sky.





NASA warned that falls to the Earth (and he fell) 20-year-old companion. However, 6, 5-ton satellite - is not the only thing that fell from heaven.

Traditional airlines are struggling with a very serious problem of icing engines. So it was quite a surprise when a piece of ice fell from the plane directly on the roof of the garage Penny and Bill White in Nevada. Thank God, in the incident no one was hurt, except fear and a hole in the roof. Then the representative of the Federation Aviation said that such cases - an extreme rarity.



The annual Perseid meteor rain - a real show. Shooting stars and meteors pierce the night sky like fireworks. During a cycle of orbital motion of the Earth reaches the same mass flow of space at the same time of year. The phenomenon is named after Perseus - the constellation from which, as scientists believe, and there are these meteors. This year, amateur astronomers were disappointed as most of the show was hidden light of the moon. To properly enjoy this event, you need to go as far as possible from the city and look towards the constellation Perseus.



Americans in 1979 were probably shocked no less than we do, when we learned then that 77, 5-ton spacecraft Skylab to fall from space and fly away as colorfully written in the newspaper «Time», to "the heavenly rain of burning metal, comparable in beauty with fireworks on Independence Day. " Skylab was the first space station of its kind in the United States and its fall was unprecedented. In just six years after it brought to the Earth's orbit, and 10 years after the first landing on the moon, Skylab returned to Earth, falling into the Indian Ocean, and to the territory of Western Australia.



Thousands of dead birds fell from the sky over Arkansas in early 2011, and many immediately thought that doomsday is near. However, the massive decline of birds can be explained more logically - most likely it was due to bad weather conditions. For example strong winds, lightning and hail, or launch fireworks, especially in rural areas where the birds live in flocks, just scared to death explosions. Despite the number of hypotheses, scientists have not reached a consensus about the cause of the mass death of birds.



In contrast, birds that have fallen from the sky on the Arkansas and Louisiana this year, the fish that fell in Australia in 2010 was very much alive. And it was not the first 'fish rain "in the Australian town of Layyamanu. Such incidents recorded in 1974 and 2004. At this time, the weather conditions have been recorded, foretelling of a tornado, and this can be explained by the fish falling from the sky.


The Scots were confused when they found a strange white jellyfish scattered on the grass in 2009. We began to emerge various theories, what is this strange sticky liquid. Put forward the version that this fungus, mold or even the remains of the female frog.


It is unlikely that this camera that fell from the sky right on the roof of a house in Petamule, California, owned by the brave photographer who decided to get out of the aircraft to make the perfect shot. But, you see, guess worthy smile. Where did this flying camera and unknown.


The story of the meteorite, which fell on Egypt from Mars 100 years ago, is half legend, half history. It is believed that a meteorite that fell to Alexandria in June 1911, broke off from Mars, after the Red planet own a meteorite hit. According to some historical notes, it appears unhappy dog ​​who are not fortunate enough to be on the path of a meteorite. One witness reported that the dog immediately turned to ash. However, the researchers found that when meteors fall to Earth, they cool down, and then burning the dog is likely to lie.


Probably the most disgusting "thing" that fell from the sky in the modern history of this "blue ice", which is called the human waste falling from the aircraft toilets. In 2002, a house in Pittsburgh was almost completely covered with this g ... blue ice. Despite the fact that the responsibility for that airline «US Airways» and did not take, it still sent a team of workers to clean the house.


The largest object of natural origin, that ever fell from space in North America - is Willamette meteorite. Weighing in at 15, 5 tons of the iron-nickel stone, discovered in 1902, became the sixth largest object of its kind. Willamette has become one of the most famous meteorite in history. Among others - the oldest and largest meteorite, which fell to a small commune in France in 1492. In 1803, thousands of meteorites have confirmed the theory of the German physicist Ernst Chladni that there were stones in space.


Probably the most valuable object that fell from the sky, it's ... gold! Scientists have proven that in the past on Earth had strong meteor showers that have changed the chemical composition of the planet, causing appeared gold and other precious metals, which we love so much today.


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