Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The End of the World

 Had a dream the other night that the world was ending. Actually, there was some other, relatively regular dream-stuff going on before then, but the memory of it as funny, as most dreams are. What I do remember is walking outside, looking up, and seeing another planet filling the sky-view. It was pretty crazy, with asteroids and debris flying all over the place. I woke up soon after seeing it, and went on to wonder what would happen if such an event were ever to occur.

Of course, it would be the end of the world, but would both surfaces boil as they enter each other's atmospheres? Would the gravitational pull of each cancel out and cause everything to launch out in to space long before impact? At initial impact, would you be launched out into space?

Trippy scenario.

-Justin C. Key


  1. I don't know how scientifically accurate this is, but in either a comic book or some sci-fi novel I read, it lent me the plausible impression that as the planets gravity wells start interacting with each other then the actual surface of both planets will start breaking apart because of the suddenly non-unidirectional gravitational pull.