Originally posted by HeywoodFloyd
I highly doubt that Lake Vostok hasn't been exposed to air for 20 million years.
I would like to know where do they take these data from.
I think that Lake Vostok hasn't been exposed to air for a much shorter time.
Let's say 11,600 - 12,000 years.
Because there was a huge catastrophe on Planet Earth, around 11,600 - 12,000 years ago,
of cosmic origin, which shifted the rotation axis of the Earth in a significant way
- let's say about 30° - 40° - in just a few hours.
Originally posted by Illustronic
Not a chance, I'd love to see your sources for that. An impact, no lets call it a collision with a sizable enough body in space to alter the axis of
earth would be similar to the impact/collision believed to have created the moon. There is also no signs of an extinction level event at that time,
which would surly occur after an impact large enough to alter the earth's axis
Did I write “impact” ?
No, I didn't.
I wrote “something of cosmic origin”.
I refer to a strong electromagnetic interference by a cosmic “something”.
Could be a cosmic body passing nearby (nearby could mean between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars), could be a higly charged wave coming from the center
of the Galaxy, or anything else.
I can post the clues and sources, but this would be off-topic in this thread.
Suffice to say this:
1.- Mammoths were found buried in ice, in Siberia, having in their stomach frozen vegetables. Those vegetables grow only in temperate to tropical
Those vegetables were not digested, and were so perfectly frozen, that they could be eaten when they found them, just like frozen vegetables you buy
in your store.
This means that the outside temperature in that part of Siberia suddenly went from +25°C / +30°C down to -20°C or colder, just in a matter of 2 or
3 hours (before digestion).
Such an event can be explained only by a sudden shift of the Earth rotation axis.
2.- There was an Extinction Level Event about 12,000 years ago, which caused many species to become extinct. This is well documented too.
3.- There is a high level of Iridium and of an isotope of Berillium, which are both very rare on Earth while common in space, found in layers dating
12,000 years ago.
4.- Look and study the rotation axis of Planet Uranus.
This will tell you something.
There are many more clues about such a catastrophic event in that time, and other members can highlight them, but I prefer not to make it too long
here, as this thread is dedicated just to Lake Vostok.
To think that the Universe is a peaceful place, where nothing catastrophic ever happens,
is wishful thinking.