# What flies in the sky but is bound to earth? [closed]

I fly in the sky,

But am bound to the earth,

The method is ashes.

I scorch the surface,

And warm the interior.

I am the embodiment of a star,

What is my name?

• I see that the accepted answer was changed, is this intentional? Does this puzzle have an intended solution? – floraline Apr 30 '18 at 20:57
• @floraline an intended category of solutions, yes. – FreezePhoenix Apr 30 '18 at 21:03

I think the answer is

A phoenix.
Phoenixes fly, they turn into ashes when dead, and rebirth from the ashes, phoenixes scorch (they are a flying fire), and they warn the interior by acting as handy home heating system (okay joking). There is also a constellation.

You are

A hydrogen bomb?

I fly in the sky,

A bomb flies through the sky

But am bound to the earth,

But is meant to hit the earth

The method is ashes.

It will burn everything in it's wake

I scorch the surface,

It definitely scorches the surface

And warm the interior.

It gives off a lot of heat?

I am the embodiment of a star,

Stars are made of hydrogen

What is my name?

Hydrogen bomb

I think you're:

Fire.

I fly in the sky,
But am bound to the earth,

The flames of a fire flicker in the sky, but it always has a base on earth (i.e. whatever thing is burning).

The method is ashes.

Perhaps the "method" by which it's bound to the earth? Not entirely sure...

I scorch the surface,
And warm the interior.

Fire scorches things it touches, but can also be used to heat the interior of, say, a house (like in a fireplace).

I am the embodiment of a star,

Stars are often called/ thought of as super-hot, gaseous balls of fire.

You are:

lightning

I fly in the sky,

Lightning is in the sky

But am bound to the earth,

Bound to earth meaning lightning's path

The method is ashes.

Lightning toasts whatever it interacts with

I scorch the surface,

Lightning

And warm the interior.

Lightning

I am the embodiment of a star,

Stars are plasma, lightning is plasma

You are:

The atmosphere

I fly in the sky,

Observed in and fills the sky

But am bound to the earth,

The atmosphere does not escape the earth's gravity

The method is ashes.

Our atmosphere was created by the eruption of volcanoes

I scorch the surface,

And warm the interior.

Our atmosphere warms the planet by way of the greenhouse effect

I am the embodiment of a star,

Stars are exploding balls of gas - our atmosphere is composed of gases

You are:

Magma or Lava

I fly in the sky,

Volcanic eruption

But am bound to the earth,

Literally, made of earth

The method is ashes. I scorch the surface,

Eruption, again

And warm the interior.

Liquid magma in the earth's interior

I am the embodiment of a star,

Very bright and very hot hot hot

What is my name?

Magma

• Welcome to Puzzling SE! Interesting answer! Though I think the second to last line is inaccurate – Prince North Læraðr Apr 30 '18 at 19:33

You are:

A balloon

I fly in the sky, But am bound to the earth,

Both helium and hot-air balloons fly, but both will eventually return to the ground.

The method is ashes. I scorch the surface, And warm the interior.

Hot air balloons use fire in a burner to heat the air inside the balloon.

I am the embodiment of a star,

Stars are usually thought of as being balls of fire and hot gasses. Hot air balloons use fire (as described above) and contain hot gas/air. If you include other types of balloons, helium is one of the primary gasses composing the sun.

• All good answers... – FreezePhoenix Apr 30 '18 at 19:28

A Volcano

Because

Spewing ash and lava into the sky; A mountain bound to the earth; in the crater sits the interior (hot lava); ready to erupt and explode like a star