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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Chicxulub Crater

BURIED BENEATH THOUSANDS OF FEET of limestone in the Yucatán Peninsula are the remains of an impact so great that it wiped out over half of the Earth’s species. The Chicxulub Crater, named after the village which lies near its center, spans over 110 miles wide, with about half of it resting below the Gulf of Mexico. 

Some 65 million years ago, an asteroid or comet the size of a small city came hurtling toward Earth. With a force of 100 million megatons of TNT (two million times stronger than the most powerful man-made bomb), it crashed into our planet and created devastating consequences for both the dinosaurs and all other life.

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  1. I may be wrong but I think there are a shit load of big craters in that area. Not as big as the Chicxulub but darn good size. I think that area got bombarded. There is a place up in Quebec I believe that a lot of meteorites land too.

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    1. I read a theory that the Hudson Bay was created by a large meteor. I wonder if God would smile on us and place a crater in washington district of criminals?

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    2. I can spot 4 craters in Ontario using Google Earth. Scientists say Hudson Bay was not created by meteorites, however there are two impact craters to the east of HB, these are from two different eras.
      Daryl

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  2. There's a spot up in the northeast kingdom of VT near the Canadian border that, when looking at a topo map, one could hypothesize that the landscape in that area, strongly resembles what looks like an impact crater, even after having been eroded by a couple of glaciation periods.

    Nemo

    Nemo

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  3. Still did less damage than Communism.

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  4. The first time I flew from Seattle to LA, I notices all of the craters in the area, I suspect most of the ones I saw were volcano crater although many could be impact craters just as easily.
    Amazing how on the ground, it is only valleys and hills until you get that bird's eye view.

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  5. April 26, 1966, I looked it up, me and some buds got to the top of the lake hill in my hometown. I think it was around 4p. Over the mountain in front of us came a ball of fire. It was huge and I thought the sun was falling out of the sky. i'd find out later my buds thought the same. We were 14 and 15. We just stood there waiting to die. That damn meteorite was low and went right over our heads. We could hear it and sparks and shit were coming off it. It went straight down the lake which runs due north and was out of sight in no time. Finally one of us said meteorite. We later heard it was first spotted in Georgia and landed in Quebec.

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  6. And just in the last couple of years, they found a site with fossils from that very day.

    https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article228686734.html

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  7. Oh Great! If Biden sees this article, he will write another Executive Order to ban meteorites and their harmful effects on the environment, racial equity and gender equality.

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    1. Yeah, or just declare the whole country a Meteorite Free Zone. That's sure to protect us.

      I R

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    2. YouTube:
      "Biden I don't know what I'm signing"

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  8. Middlesboro KY is in a meteor crater. There are 3 impacts here in Tennessee.

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  9. Was reading a book that discussed various topics about evolution. One that stood out: homo sapiens, of the humanoid family, will be the last member of that family. Something to ponder.

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  10. Can't be more than 6000 years old.
    The article is one big lie.

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  11. K/T line - there are places where you can actually see when the dinosaur's died.
    There's one at Trinidad Lake in Colorado.

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