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The new suspected impact crater is about 22 miles (36 kilometers) wide
114 miles (183 km) southeast of the first structure's location.
Despite the close proximity of the two features, scientists believe that even if both were formed by meteorites striking Earth, they were likely created separately. The team believes the newly-discovered structure formed more than 79,000 years ago, before any of the ice currently above it was in place.
originally posted by: musicismagic
That may have caused the dinosaurs extinction after all.
originally posted by: toysforadults
so the theory of a broken up comet may hold weight after all, dun dun dun.... biblical flood myth get's less mythy every year
and the weirdness continues to get weirder
originally posted by: GreenGunther
Well this makes me feel better. Seems we aren't overdue for that major meteor strike after all.
originally posted by: Archivalist
So, anyone done the anti-podal sanity check on this, yet?
Also, I just want to reinforce, this isn't the right magnitude nor time scale to have anything to do with the dinosaurs. Chicxulub is no joke. That impact was such a monumental slam into our planet, that it had the energy dispersion necessary to put mount Everest into orbit.