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Life Survived Catastrophic Space Rock Impact [Chesapeake Bay area]
Space.com ^ | June 26, 2008 | Jeanna Bryner

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).

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/080626-chesapeake-crater.html


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: asteroid; asteroidimpact; catastrophism; chesapeakebay; godsgravesglyphs
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To: Salamander

A path! A path!


21 posted on 06/26/2008 11:35:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: ETL
Another great rock’n Roll band name. Catastrophic Space Rock.
22 posted on 06/26/2008 11:35:22 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground: Ever wonder where all those who took the brown acid at Woodstock wound up?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Sorry...I don’t have any coconut shells to clap together.

[how about a vaguely insulting minstrel tune, instead?]....;]


23 posted on 06/26/2008 11:36:48 PM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent......)
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To: Salamander

“She turned me into a newt!” “A newt?” “I got better...”


24 posted on 06/26/2008 11:49:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Crabs man.....it's all about the crabs.

Peelers....ie soft shelled stuffed with crabmeat. double your pleasure.... Yummmm!

25 posted on 06/27/2008 5:29:14 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Conservation? Let the NE Yankees freeze.... in the dark)
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To: ETL; sauropod; Lil'freeper; Bender2

This event also introduced strange, alien lifeforms into the region that have been preying upon the local populace for years.

26 posted on 06/27/2008 5:35:21 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Preach the Gospel always, and when necessary use words". ~ St. Francis of Assisi)
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To: big'ol_freeper

She must shop at the fat man’s shop


27 posted on 06/27/2008 5:54:48 AM PDT by dennisw (We have an idiocracy not a democracy)
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To: LiteKeeper
YEC INTREP

Same to you!!

BTW: what the heck is "YEC INTREP"??

28 posted on 06/27/2008 6:15:09 AM PDT by ETL
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To: Salamander
That’s why we don’t flinch at the comet disaster warnings.

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!!!

29 posted on 06/27/2008 7:35:40 AM PDT by null and void (every Muslim, the minute he can differentiate, carries hate of Americans, Jews & Christians - OBL)
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To: dennisw

Hey, a little white fur trim, a pointy cap, and a snow white beard...


30 posted on 06/27/2008 7:38:07 AM PDT by null and void (every Muslim, the minute he can differentiate, carries hate of Americans, Jews & Christians - OBL)
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To: ETL; SunkenCiv; All

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


31 posted on 06/27/2008 9:36:41 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: ETL

Please see my FREEPER profile


32 posted on 06/27/2008 9:45:36 AM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: ETL; SunkenCiv; blam; All

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


33 posted on 06/27/2008 9:48:30 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: ETL; SunkenCiv; blam; All

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.


34 posted on 06/27/2008 9:57:45 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: LiteKeeper

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.


35 posted on 06/27/2008 9:57:56 AM PDT by ETL
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To: ETL

The Kennedy’s?


36 posted on 06/27/2008 10:03:51 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: gleeaikin
Thanks. That space.com page on impact craters is pretty neat. It's also fun to try and locate them yourself on various satellite images. For example (assuming this will work correctly), here is a link to a Google satellite map of the Panther Mountain crater that I posted about yesterday on this thread.

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)
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=42.045213,-74.383621&spn=0.267195,0.646133&t=h&z=11

Here's a contour map of the same area from wikipedia.

Panther Mountain (New York):
http://en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Panther_Mountain_Crater#Natural_history

The Panther Mountain Crater:
http://discovermagazine.com/2000/aug/featcrater

37 posted on 06/27/2008 10:21:11 AM PDT by ETL
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To: ETL
Sorry, thought I had it on there. "YEC INTREP"

"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.

38 posted on 06/27/2008 10:35:05 AM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: LiteKeeper
"YEC INTREP"

Thanks. It would have taken me about 4.5 billion years to have figured it out! :)

39 posted on 06/27/2008 10:43:30 AM PDT by ETL
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To: null and void

ROFL!

[p.s..would you like me to come visit you after they put you in federal prison for that little giggle?].....;D


40 posted on 06/27/2008 11:06:37 AM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent......)
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