Orbital Ejecta the Twilight of the Gods
What if material vaporized by the impact flare gets into a stable orbit around the Earth? If the impact angle is low enough the material ejected by the impact flare might enter into a stable long term orbit.
An angled impact flare can blast material into orbits that could persist for several decades. This vaporized and blasted material might condense into objects too large to be quickly removed by the pressure of sunlight. After the impact flare ceases firing the material orbited by the impact flare would look like a fan of material that has sprayed from the impact point.
A few days after the impact the Earth’s disk might lose its distinctive boundary. The haze could extend for thousands of kilometers above the Earth. From a distance the Earth might not appear as a disk, but as a bright fuzzy ball.
On the Earth’s nightside the haze is reflecting light back at the Earth. For a while the moon might just be a brighter section of haze. The haze also reduces the heat loss to the night sky. During the day you still feel the heat of the sun but the light is dim. It is never totally light, and it is never totally dark. It is a twilight that will interrupt most of the photosynthesis occurring on the planet.
It won’t be death by freezing to death, it will be death by starvation.
The Younge Dryas Impact (13000 before present) caused the megafauna to die off and human civilization to be reset.
For over 70,000 years modern humans have been trying to build a civilization on this planet. The Empire’s official narrative says that mankind only achieved civilization about 6000 years ago. No reason is given for why humans did not achieve it earlier.
Interstellar asteroid impacts are completely missing from the scientific literature because of the oil companies that run American science.