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.
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
The explanation for the strikes concentrating on the San Francisco Bay area is that there is a mass of element 120 magnetically attracting the meteors. If the magnetic attraction were enough to pull chunks of iron out of space, it would draw them directly to the attracting mass rather than peppering the entire region. 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