Meteorology - Intermediate

Shields from meteorites.

The atmosphere protects Earth from meteorites and small debris bombardment. When those meteorites enter our atmosphere the heat generated on entry burns them into ashes.

Meteors burn up when they hit the Earth's atmosphere. Why doesn't the space shuttle?

A meteor moving through the vacuum of space typically travels at speeds reaching tens of thousands of miles per hour. When the meteor hits the atmosphere, the air in front of it compresses incredibly quickly. When a gas is compressed, its temperature rises. This causes the meteor to heat up so much that it glows. The air burns the meteor until there is nothing left.

How Stuff Works, Meteors burn up when they hit the Earth's atmosphere. Why doesn't the space shuttle?, 2019

The atmosphere protects Earth from small debris bombardment. It also protects Earth from harmful radiation.


The atmosphere helps to protect living organisms from genetic damage by solar ultraviolet radiation, solar wind and cosmic rays.

Wikipedia, Atmosphere, 2019

The atmosphere protects Earth from radiation and meteorites. This was only known recently, however this was portrayed in the Quran 1400 years before it was discovered.

Quran 21:32

And We made the sky a protective shield and they turn away from its sign.

٣٢ وَجَعَلْنَا السَّمَاءَ سَقْفًا مَحْفُوظًا ۖ وَهُمْ عَنْ آيَاتِهَا مُعْرِضُونَ

Earth has a shield.

How could an illiterate man who lived 1400 years ago have known that Earth has a shield?

The Quran contains scientific knowledge that could not have been known 1400 years ago. It ranges from basic arithmetics to the most advanced topics in astrophysics. You are invited to go through those miracles and judge for yourself.

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