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The Science Behind What Likely Happened on 9/11

It saddened me to watch the events on 9/11 unfold live that day, to be honest. I thought it was another movie; it shocked me when I realized it was real.

When I saw how the south tower went down, I thought it was strange, but after the north tower also went down, my gut was telling me something wasn’t quite right. How could the two towers both fall like exactly like a controlled demolition (implosion)?

I’m sure most people have heard what the government and conspiracy theorist have said, but I want to present the facts from a level of science.

Here are the 7 reasons I question what really happened on that fateful day.

1. Sudden onset of destruction

Since 9/11, however, independent researchers around the world have assembled a large body of evidence that overwhelmingly refutes the notion that airplane impacts and fires caused the destruction of the Twin Towers and WTC 7.

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Sudden onset of destruction of the two WTC towers. (Screenshot/YouTube)

This body of evidence, most of which FEMA and NIST omitted from their reports, instead supports the troubling conclusion that all three buildings were destroyed in a process known as “controlled demolition,” where explosives and/or other devices are used to bring down a building. Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth support this view on their website.

2. Eyewitness reports of explosions

“I saw a flash, flash, flash [at] the lower level of the building. You know, like when they demolish a building?”said Assistant Fire Commissioner Stephen Gregory.

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Many witnesses heard numerous explosions as the towers went down. (Screenshot/YouTube)

The Commissioner’s statement wasn’t publicly released until Aug. 12, 2005.

3. Testimony of Graeme MacQueen NYFD witnesses

“[T]here was just an explosion [in the south tower]. It seemed like on television [when] they blow up these buildings. It seemed like it was going all the way around like a belt, all these explosions,” according to firefighter Richard Banaciski.

Firefighter Richard Banaciski statement also wasn’t publicly released until Aug. 12, 2005

4. Direct evidence of explosions

The scientific paper Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe conclusively shows the presence of unignited aluminothermic explosives in dust samples from the Twin Towers, whose chemical signature matches previously documented aluminothermic residues found in the same dust samples.

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Steel support beams were thrown over 600 meters and the cement was totally pulverized, which indicates the likelihood of explosions. (Screenshot/YouTube)

5. Melted steel beams and molten iron

Dr. Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He was a member of the team assembled by the American Society of Civil Engineers to investigate the World Trade Center site after 9/11.

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There was a large amount of molten iron and steel, which could have only been caused by thermite or thermate incendiary devices. (Screenshot/YouTube)

He has described numerous phenomena indicating extremely high temperatures suffered by the WTC’s structural steel. This appears to be further evidence that high-temperature explosives, such as thermate, were used to bring down the towers.

6. High tech incendiaries in WTC dust

“We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.” Examination of four of these samples, collected from separate sites, is reported in this paper.

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The extensive red residue and sulfur residue indicates thermite and/or thermate devices went off in the towers. (Screenshot/YouTube)

These red/gray chips show marked similarities in all four samples. One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about 10 minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.

7. Iron microspheres

The microspheres must have been formed at extremely high temperatures during the World Trade Center’s destruction—temperatures exceeding the melting point of iron (~2,700°F). The spheres had to have been molten when they were created in order to take on a spherical shape.

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Many molten round iron spheres were found that could only result from extremely high temperatures. (Screenshot/YouTube)


Such high temperatures could not have been produced by jet fuel or office building fires, which reach only up to 1,800°F under the most severe fire conditions, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth say on their website.

After watching the videos, it made me want to know more. There is a lot of information out there and some of it is just plain rubbish and not credible at all, but here is a great place to start. This will provide you with information that will allow you to make your own mind up.

Troy Oakes
Troy was born and raised in Australia and has always wanted to know why and how things work, which led him to his love for science. He is a professional photographer and enjoys taking pictures of Australia's beautiful landscapes. He is also a professional storm chaser where he currently lives in Hervey Bay, Australia.

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