Bism Allah Alrahman Alrahem
The Meteorites and the end of life
The meteorites are small cold planetoids objects thousands of them travelling the space closer to the Earth. Their sizes are variable between less than a meter to thousands of meters as big as large mountains. The meteorites move from right to the north like the moon around the Earth because the Earth is a hot planet. There are many larger objects travel the space and come closer to Earth on regular intervals. Many times over the history in the past the Earth was hit by very large objects and at least to the present knowledge there was one time it caused the vanishing of life on the Earth for many years.
Every single day there is at least an estimate of 40,000 tons of dust and stones of these meteorites fall on the Earth. Most of these objects contain iron and some other minerals. In fact this is very interesting point about the descent of the Iron from the sky. The scientist believe today that the Iron was initially formed outside the solar system as the atom of iron to be formed required an energy equal to four times the total energy of the solar system as a whole! The scientists consider that the iron is a mysterious metal that have come from outside the solar system. The descent of the iron was mentioned in the Holy Quran 1400 years ago: We sent down Iron, in which is (material for) mighty war, as well as many benefits for mankind, that Allah may test who it is that will help, Unseen, Him and His messengers: For Allah is Full of Strength, Exalted in Might (and able to enforce His Will) The Holy Quran: 57:26. It is interesting to note that the number of the Sura (chapter) in the Holy Quran is 57 which is the atomic weight for the iron while the number of the versus (the iyat) is 26 which is the atomic number of the iron. The chapter 57 in the Holy Quran called (Al Hadied) or the iron!
The Holy Quran mentioned the meteorites as (Kisafan) which means pieces in chapter 34 versus 19: See they not what is before them and behind them, of the sky and the earth? If We wished, We could cause the earth to swallow them up, or cause a piece from the sky to fall upon them. Verily in this is a Sign for every devotee that turns to Allah (in repentance). The latest meteorite was the one which fall on the Ural region in Russia on Friday 15 February 2013 which was around 300 tons weight and equal to about 30 nuclear weapon of the one used by the USA against Hiroshima! If this meteorite was directly hit the Earth it would have caused the disappearance of the life on earth for thousands of years or even forever. However it was exploded for long distance before it reaches the earth! In future the only one who knows what will happen is Allah almighty and He knows how is going to be the end of the earth.
If you want to know more about what the Holy Quran says about the end of the world and the fate of the earth, the moon, the mountains, the oceans, the stars and the mankind then reads the Holy Quran and you will see what Allah says about these and more than this and beyond that.