Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by metroj, Feb 27, 2001.

  1. metroj Registered Member

    The point of impact of the object on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico 65 million years ago can be observed from space. Can anyone tell me where I can find more info on this?
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  3. Malaclypse Perturber Registered Senior Member

    From what I understand it's not really too discernable from orbit but there have been gravity-anomoly readings that have shown a pretty large "rin-like" structure in the Calexico region.

    Not too sure where you can find info on this but I know where I look to find stuff....

    take care.
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  5. metroj Registered Member

    Thanks for the info. Great site!
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  7. ASIMOV Registered Senior Member


    however is in portuguese if i can help you ill be here´or in the folowing email, there is a photo of the impact

    best regards

  8. wet1 Wanderer Registered Senior Member

    The impact cater was discovered while trying to determine where the fault lines lay so as to determine where the cavities of oil were.
    You can do a search at
    Also it is now known that the Chesapeake Bay was formed from a deep impact. This was determined when looking for fresh water to support the population of the area. It seems that a few hundred feet made a lot of difference when drill for water. Once again seismic studies for oil determined that there had been a meteor impact several 1000’s of feet deep. The ocean refilled the hole after the impact and then the local river started depositing silt back into the hole. As it did so it buried a salt ring around the crater and widened the impact hole. When drilling for water it was noticed that those few hundred feet made all the difference in the world as to what was gotten back, fresh water or salt water.

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