Did a solar flare cause tunguska and devestate a huge area of forest in Russia?
Why do you think a solar flare could be responsible? How could one bring about what happened?
Um.. No. I don't think that would be possible.... if gas is ejected from the sun I thought it might cool on its way to earth and be held together as a ball by electric charges in the form of ions and then heat up similar to a meteor as it fell through the earth's atmosphere...
Um.. No. I don't think that would be possible.
Some people say they have seen ball lightning on the Earth which is not supposed to be possible.I think the question is: is it possible to heat a ball of gas with a weak gravitational filed - a small mass -to a very high temperature and for that ball to be stable over a long period of time.The answer could be yes if either:
(a) the ball is essentially electromagnetic in nature and made of regions of high negative charge density separated and insulated ( insulated so charges don't come together quickly and form neutral atoms or molecules )from regions of high positive charge density.
(b) the ball is made of quarks held together by the strong force
A ball of quarks would be potentially very energetic and explosive if the quarks became pions on hitting the Earth's atmosphere, and the pions then decayed into photons ( a well established decay mode for pions).