# Comment: Huh?

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### Huh?

Here we go. I didn't appeal to consensus, but ok.

1) Let it be established that this metal only escaped from one part of the building in one of the three buildings. Nothing like this seen elsewhere. Right?

2) This part of the building is where one of the crashed planes ended up. Do you have any pictures of the planes coming out the other side of the building? No, they were compressed inside and impacted into the corner of the structure opposite their angle of approach.

3) Those planes were made of Aluminum Alloy. What temperature does Aluminum melt at? Varies by the specific alloy. Pure aluminum, the raw mineral in solid form melts at around 1200 F. The alloys though, vary anywhere from around 850-1250 F.

4) What temperature were the fires burning at? Varied, but pockets were as high as around 1800 F, well high enough to melt aluminum alloy.

5) There was lots of other stuff in those offices as well that also would have compressed into the corner, computers, electronics, some businesses man with a goofy art metal sculpture in his office. Who knows exactly, but a lot of possibilities for other materials to be present that also might have melted along with the plane.

6) If it was thermite melting steel, well, why is it so slow and why is nothing collapsing? Thermite isn't that slow.

7) Can you tell me how many lbs of thermite would be required to produce the flow of metal seen in the video? Simple math, this alone should give you a clue. For that I'll link to the debunking site which clearly explains this - http://www.debunking911.com/thermite.htm

Long story short is this - "To produce the iron from thermite requires a reactant mass that is a factor of 2 more than the iron produced. Also, Fe is 3 times as dense as Al. So, it would take 2*3 = 6 times as much mass to produce the same volume of molten iron droplets from thermite compared with molten aluminum droplets."

This is where some estimation comes in, using scales try and figure out how much metal is coming out of that window over time. It's a lot. Now multiply that by 6 times and that's how much thermite would have been needed to produce that flow of metal.

It's a lot, so much it's absurd.

8) Thermite has never been used for controlled demolition. Can you point to any examples? It burns too slowly. Not only is it not used in demolitions, but it has never been used to even cut single vertical members. Let me explain that again. While thermite isn't used in demolitions, it is used to cut stuff, bore holes, etc. Thermite burns down. It can be useful for cutting horizontal metal members. It cannot however cut vertical members, it doesn't burn sideways. The WTC design was vertical. If you put thermite on a vertical column, around it, it will burn down and do nothing more than scuff up the outside of the column with burn marks. So even if there was ever a case of thermite being used somewhere to collapse a building, it would depend on the design of that particular building, and in the case of WTC it wouldn't work.

9) Re the color. This is a new one, never heard this one before. Well, first of all, what you said isn't entirely true. You're right, color of the light emitted is a function of the radiation being released. But different materials do have different properties. Lookup emissivity. Forms of aluminum oxide will glow orange at those temperatures. And again as previously described above, this was a mess of a whole bunch of stuff, all with various emissivity ratings. It's rather likely that aluminum mixed with other materials, oxidation is a factor. It's going to glow orange. What is weird about this? Ever been camping, you can burn coke cans and watch them glow. And also, another point, the exact color you're trying to perceive, so as to gauge temperature, it's pointless. Go lookup any steelworkers/welders color chart and they will give you varying scales and descriptions depending on the light that you're in. And than on top of that you're talking about not even watching it live, but video recorders, which distort the actual color, and at a time when frankly cameras weren't that great. lol