A four-metre meteorite hurling through Earth’s atmosphere made a last ditch decision to turn back after discovering it was about to land in a sprawling housing estate in Glasgow, Scotland.
Meteoriticists are convinced the rock from another galaxy may have taken cold feet after learning there was nowhere safe for it to land and the damage it planned to cause would not be anywhere near as the damage already in clear view.
Hammond Demisphere, a meteoriticist, spoke of the near-hit: “Meteorites like to crash and inflict pain and misery to the Earth’s crust, causing untold damage and devastation. However, it looks like the housing estate in Glasgow has already been on the receiving end of such a backlash.”
Meanwhile other meteoriticists believe a meteorite will not land anywhere where a previous meteorite has landed, citing competition to be the main root of its fears.
Carl Inklestein, from the University of Planets & Rocks R US said: “It’s likely the poor meteorite turned back because it would be impossible to compete with the carnage and damage to the housing. Plus, the pavements and roads look like craters from Mars and that’s not really what a meteorite wants to crash into. It needs fresh, flush, and upstanding environments to throw themselves at and on this occasion it was not possible for it to carry out its once-in-a-hundred years activity.”