San Francisco becomes a target for waves of destructive meteors after a rogue comet orbits around the earth... For astronomer, Michelle Young, what was meant to be a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event, soon turns into her worst nightmare as thousands of meteors break the surface of the atmosphere and bombard the city of San Francisco. Written by
The fury no one saw coming...
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Attempts have been made to produce element 120, designated Unbinilium, but have not been successful. Expectations are that it could be the start of an "island of stability", i.e. have a nucleus with at least one relatively stable isotope. However, the most stable isotope of any element with an atomic number higher than 100 has a half-life of only 101 days. As the element's number increases, the length of the half-life decreases. Element 118 has a half-life of .89 microseconds; unless the theoretical island of stability exists and element 120 is in it, it could not exist long enough to be observed, much less sit at the bottom of San Francisco Bay for thousands or millions of years (current projections suggest a half-life of from 1 to 20 microseconds). Expectations of its chemical properties suggest that it would be highly reactive, oxidizing violently in air and explosively under water. See more
Element 120 has properties that can be predicted because of its position in the periodic table. Among those properties is paramagnetism, which means that it inly becomes magnetic with the application of an external electromagnetic field. Furthermore, since the force of magnetism decreases as the square of the distance from the magnet, the intensity of the magnetic field that would be able to attract meteors to the San Francisco area from space would be so strong that they could not have escaped detection before this time. See more
That might explain the Bay Area's historically bad cell phone service.
References The Towering Inferno
Co-written by Rich Walters and Kevin Rintoul
Main vocals performed by Kevin Rintoul
Background vocals by Rich Walters See more