Skip to comments.Life Survived Catastrophic Space Rock Impact [Chesapeake Bay area]
Posted on 06/26/2008 8:04:37 PM PDT by ETL
The true impact of an asteroid or comet crashing near the Chesapeake Bay 35 million years ago has been examined in detail for the first time. The analysis reveals the resilience of life in the aftermath of disaster.
The impact crater, which is buried under 400 to 1,200 feet (120 to 365 meters) of sand, silt and clay, spans twice the length of Manhattan. The sprawling depression helped create what would eventually become Chesapeake Bay. About 10,000 years ago, ice sheets began to melt and once-dry river valleys filled with water. The rivers of the Chesapeake region converged directly over the buried crater, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
A path! A path!
Sorry...I don’t have any coconut shells to clap together.
[how about a vaguely insulting minstrel tune, instead?]....;]
“She turned me into a newt!” “A newt?” “I got better...”
Peelers....ie soft shelled stuffed with crabmeat. double your pleasure.... Yummmm!
This event also introduced strange, alien lifeforms into the region that have been preying upon the local populace for years.
She must shop at the fat man’s shop
Same to you!!
BTW: what the heck is "YEC INTREP"??
What are the odds another one will hit ~here~, again?
That's why I always carry a bomb when flying.
I mean, what are the odds of there being two bombs on any given flight?
NOTE TO THE TSA, FBI, DHS, etc. THIS IS A JOKE!!!
Hey, a little white fur trim, a pointy cap, and a snow white beard...
The link with the article has 14 pictures of other craters. One, #3 is Popigai Crater in Siberia which is the same age as the Chesapeake Meteor. It is more than 60 miles in diameter. There was also a similar date, 9 mile diameter crater off Toms River, NJ. At the link, picture #2 also shows a crater which could be from the same period. There is a book by Poag (sp?) about the Chesapeake Meteor. [Can’t find the book right now to be more accurate. Darn, even with the internet I still have too many books and too much paper.] Here is the link which as I said may be the original or might link directly to Popigai: http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/imagegallery/igviewer.php?imgid=273&gid=21
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For those who might want to search maps, and/or like technical detail, check out this link on how river flow is affected by craters:http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/imagegallery/igviewer.php?imgid=273&gid=21
Well, that didn’t work. I go the same link as previously. For some reason the hydrology link did not copy. Is it because there was (PDF) before the title? At any rate I found it by Googling “Mistasin Lake, Canada”, the article was about 10 down, and including about four different crater drainages.
Impressive profile, especially your giving spirtual comfort to our solders during the Vietnam war, but I didn’t notice any explanation for what “YEC INTREP” means.
Google Maps: Panther Mountain Crater in Upstate NY:
(it's the circular feature to the upper left of the two small bodies of water (one is the Asokan Reservoir)
Here's a contour map of the same area from wikipedia.
Panther Mountain (New York):
The Panther Mountain Crater:
"INTREP" = Intelligence Report - from my old artillery days. References an entry that I disagree with, as anything positive about Obama would be an INTREP. Likewise, secularism, naturalism, atheism, etc.
"YEC" = Young Earth Creationist - somehow, the entry assumes an old Earth Worldview.
I use these as markers for my study and class preparation.
Thanks. It would have taken me about 4.5 billion years to have figured it out! :)
[p.s..would you like me to come visit you after they put you in federal prison for that little giggle?].....;D
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