Every day scientists are learning new information about the space. The space agencies have stepped foot on Mars where they are trying to explore the atmosphere and see if the planet is inhabitable for us, humans. Though it might seem like an achievement, believe it or not, we have barely scratched the surface. Our universe is still a mystery to us. Stephen Hawking is considered as one of the most brilliant minds after Einstein. He proposed the theory of “Big Bang” which said that our universe was in a hot, tiny, and dense state with no stars, atoms, form or structure and then some 13.8 billion years ago, space expanded very quickly resulting in Big Bang, hence the name.
But, why are we talking about space and the universe? It’s because in 1950 in Alabama a woman was hit by a meteorite. At first, things were normal but soon she was never quite herself. Things changed for her. Was it all because she was hit by a meteorite?
According to scientists, between 36 and 166 meteorites larger than the size of 10 grams hit the Earth per million square kilometers per year or in simple words 18,000 to 84,000 meteorites hit the Earth surface every year. Luckily, most of the meteorites are too small that result in no impact when they touch the earth’s atmosphere. But that day in 1950, one meteorite big enough to impact the earth hit not just the surface but a woman too. But then things didn’t remain the same. She didn’t remain the same.