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Star Jelly, Mysterious Phenomenon. Do You Believe it?
When I browsed internet yesterday I found great information related with Space. I really shock hear this information. Actually this was happened not in my country. This is like mysterious phenomenon. Why I said so, because this is came from outside of the earth. This thing was came from space. I think this is nice topic to talk. And from the report it shown it US and Australia. I think many Hubbers from US and Australia or maybe other country know about this phenomenon.
We know that meteor very beautiful when seen from Earth. Probably not many of us who know that meteors also leave substances such as jelly is often called Star Jelly.
Star jelly is like a gelatinous substance that is believed fall into the earth carried by a meteor. This phenomenon had been known since 1641 and is one of the most mysterious things in the science history
Witness reports about the discovery of Star Jelly
There are tens to hundreds of reports found clumps of gelatin on the ground the day after the appearance of falling meteors or meteor showers.
For example, in 1950, a large lump was discovered by Philadelphia police. Police had described about these things with forms like a disc with a diameter of 1.8 meters. The thickness around 30 cm in the center and about 5 cm around the edges.
Still according to the police, when it touched this Jelly soon turned into foam and vanished in the air. The night before the found of star jelly, many people reported the existence of a bright meteor passing in that area.
In 1994, the people of Oakville, Washington reported a "rain gelatin" occurs in the region.
On November 3, 1996, a large meteor seen across the sky Kempton, Australia. In morning, the residents found the clear jelly in the yard and sidewalks in the city.
Scientific theory of Star Jelly
There is a book reveal about star jelly theory. The Book of British amphibians and Reptiles, written by M Smith. He clearly explained that the Star Jelly is actually the remains of the frog oviduct. Oviduct is the reproductive tract in the frog's body that produces a jelly substance. The animal which produce the oviduct not only frog but other animal like mammals that eat the frog usually leaves the oviduct and then turned into jelly when reacting with air.
Another theory is Nostoc. This is kind of water cyanobactery. Which potential to form colonies in open areas. In ordinary conditions, this colony wouldn't be seen by humans. But when the rain falls, Nostoc colony will turned into a lump of jelly
Share your knowledge
I just want invite all of you to discuss about star jelly. Especially for Hubbers who live in US or Australia. Where is the place the star jelly was found. Have you ever heard about star jelly information before. Or one of you as a witness who looks the real of star jelly by your eyes. Or had watched this information by television. Please share with us! This hub is always open to all of you.