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Star Jelly
Jelly
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Type Phenomena
Continent All
Country All
One-Time? No
Theories  · Odd weather pattern
 · Byproducts of cyanobacteria
 · Animal remains

Star Jelly, also called Astromyxin, Astral Jelly, Pwdr Sêr, Star Rot, or Star Shot, is a gelatinous substance sometimes found on grass or on the branches of trees.

DescriptionEdit

According to folklore, it is deposited on the earth during meteor showers. Star Jelly is described as a translucent or grayish-white gelatin or slime that tends to evaporate shortly after having "fallen".

Possible ExplanationsEdit

There are several explanations as to what the phenomenon could be. Theories include:

  • An odd weather
  • Byproducts of cyanobacteria
  • Animal remains

TriviaEdit

  • On November 11, 1846, a luminous object estimated at 4 feet in diameter fell at Lowville, New York, leaving behind a heap of foul-smelling luminous jelly that disappeared quickly, according to Scientific American.
  • In 1950, four Philadelphia, Pennsylvania policemen reported the discovery of "a domed disk of quivering jelly, 6 feet in diameter, one foot thick at the center and an inch or two near the edge." When they tried to pick it up, it dissolved into an "odorless, sticky scum". This incident inspired the movie The Blob.
  • Thomas Pennant in the 18th century believed the material to be "something vomited up by birds or animals".
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