Friday’s Factoid 16 (by Titus and Mom!)

Titus drew such a cool asteroid last week that I asked him to illustrate a rhyme we made up to help us remember the difference between the other different kinds of space rocks we’ve been learning about: Comets, Meteoroids, Meteors, and Meteorites.

Comet:

Dirty snowball out in space with smudgy tail making chase...

Dirty snowball out in space with smudgy tail making chase…


Meteoroid:
Ice melts off and leaves behind dirt and rocks that sometimes find...

Ice melts off and leaves behind dirt and rocks that sometimes find…


Meteor:
their way through Earth's thick atmosphere but burn all up before getting here...

their way through Earth’s thick atmosphere but burn all up before getting here…


Meteorite:
Except for sometimes they crash on through and hopefully don't land on YOU!

Except for sometimes they crash on through and hopefully don’t land on YOU!

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13 comments on “Friday’s Factoid 16 (by Titus and Mom!)

  1. The study of asteroids, meteors and comets is fascinating and, Julie, you have an amazing intuitive ability to wonder what effect would an exploding planet in our solar system have on the earth, if any? Well, many astronomers believe the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is the remnant of an exploded planet, most of which just vaporized, only its outer crust fragmenting into pieces. The force of such a blast could easily have impacted the earth. In fact most earth scientists attribute the past sudden extinctions of 90% of marine species, 70% of land animals and most plant life to giant asteroid collisions with the earth.

    To a Bible believing Christian this is exactly what the flood catastrophe in Noah’s day accomplished. The blast force of such a planetary explosion alone could trigger the collapse of the “flood gates of the heavens” and the “bursting forth of the fountains of the deep.” (Volcanic activity on a world wide scale!) And even tilt the earth’s axis enough to erase its uniform climate. The extreme northern and southern hemispheres, remember, produce moderate and tropical climate fossils. Boys, this is exciting stuff! Keep at it.

    Opa Kupuna Kane

    • Keep at it indeed! The asteroid belt and corresponding exploded planet theory thoroughly captured the boys’ imaginations and I must say, mine as well. I do believe the means God uses to bring carry out His Creative and Redemptive Plan will be a source of eternal mystery and amazement.

  2. What a blessing to witness the inspiration and progression of God’s creation being displayed in a young man’s artistic talent and God-given abilities. I agree with Jody about the ‘blog-book’ and illustrated through the eyes of 4 boys “growing in the grace and knowledge” of our Lord and Savior. (I love your artwork too, Ti)!!
    (AND Joel and Nathan and Sam). Miss you all!!

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