In my apocalyptic story the stars fall, these destroy buildings and cause massive fires. From these white bodies of light come a plague that make people go crazy (among other, more disturbing effects that don`t matter here), this results in a post-modern apocalypse (Time wise it is a regular apocalypse but the landscape looks post-apocalyptic). There are two problems with this;
- Stars don't fall! If stars somehow manage to fall onto Earth, the fires and ruins will be the least of our worries, the massive gravitational pulls in every direction would be a bigger problem to us. I need some sort of object that can fall down to earth (without destroying entire cities) but still look like stars do.
- Stars burn things. Stars are made of plasma which (in this case) is very, very hot. This means that they would be unable to hold any kind of object on it, never mind a organism. This ties into the first point, as the solution needs to make a space object look, but not act, like a star.
Basically what I am looking for is some sort of celestial body that looks like a star but is able to not only fall onto earth but carry biological materials.