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Elapsed time since Richard Kerr failed to inform his Science readers of the confirmation of nanodiamonds at the YDB: 6 years, 2 months, and 1 day

The Very Small Kamil Crater Discovered In Egypt

Very Small Kimel Crater Discovered in Egypt

  • From MISSING IN ACTION? EVALUATING THE PUTATIVE ABSENCE OF IMPACTS BY LARGE ASTEROIDS AND COMETS DURING THE QUATERNARY PERIOD we read, “Our understanding of the recent impact record may be inhibited by the necessarily conservative practice of not validating an impact structure unless it exhibits a full suite of impact hallmarks such as uplifted concentric rings, shocked breccias and quartz, and glass and other impact melts.” –W. Bruce Masse et al

    Don’t get me wrong here. Except for the words “Necessarily conservative” in that paragraph, it’s an excellent papar. But we have a problem with that ‘full suite of markers’. A Case in point is the Tunguska blast of 1908. And, in spite of it’s obviously ET origin, the blast effected materials of that event do not qualify as an impact structure according to that “full suite of impact markers”. So that suite of markers is clearly no where near full. narrow as hell as a matter of fact. And it is effectively useless.

    According to that ‘Full suite of markers’ these holes in the ground aren’t craters.

  • This is an interesting find. It should facilitate Marie Agnes Courty’s contention that there was a cosmic event (Air blast in what today is Syria), at a date near 4500 BP, So it may well be the same event as dating of the Egyptian impact is likely very approximate.