Will we survive the next natural disaster? Are we prepared for any of these: astroid, meteor, comet, volcano, earth quake, tsunami, hurricane, tornado, floods, or an ice storm? Our solar system is comprised of many things. The galaxy in which we live is complicated. The movie San Andreas has come out. I immediately remembered elementary science and the San Andreas Fault. I questioned a few people who attended different schools. Many said they were never taught about the geological faults.
I liked science in school and continue to read and research the subject. My memory about geological faults was a surprise since the stroke. No matter what level of education you have, everyone could expect the best, prepare for the worst, and pray with hope in your heart. "Today is your day, because we are next in line for a miracle. Shirley Caesar " Your Next in Line
Comets are composed of ices, dust and rocky debris carried from the early formation of the solar system about 4.5 billion years ago. This link will prove more information on the subject. The ices are what cause the cold temperatures when comets are near. "As of 1995, 878 comets have been cataloged and their orbits at least roughly calculated. Of these 184 are periodic comets (orbital periods less than 200 years); some of the remainder are no doubt periodic as well, but their orbits have not been determined with sufficient accuracy to tell for sure." Nine Planets
Meteor Showers can often be seen in the night sky. "Meteor showers are named for the constellation that coincides with this region in the sky, a spot known as the radiant. For instance, the radiant for the Leonid meteor shower is in the constellation Leo. The Perseid meteor shower is so named because meteors appear to fall from a point in the constellation Perseus." Star Date Lyrid Meteor Shower in 2016 will be difficult to see because of the full moon.
What Is The Difference Between Asteroids and Meteorites? by NANCY ATKINSON on JUNE 2, 2015 will answer many of your questions. I hope this feature will prompt you to read, research, and prepare your family for anything. Climate changes effect us in many ways and 26 space rocks hit Earth between 2000 and 2013, each releasing energy equivalent to some of our most powerful nuclear weapons.