LOMBOKita – Planet Earth will "inevitably" suffer from a giant rock and have a "dangerous" effect on human civilization. A British scientist has warned. The terrible prediction was made by a researcher who contributed to the survey found a 31 km wide meteorite crater buried under the Hiawatha glacier in northern Greenland.
This hole was left by a 1 kilometer wide object made of iron that could have slaughtered the earth 12,000 years ago. That is, people will be around to see the collision and bear the terrible effects.
Dr Iain McDonald, a researcher at Cardiff University's Earth and Ocean Sciences School, contributed to this research. Quote from BBC Today he was asked what his predictions were about what might happen if a big stone struck us.
"I did not try to make it a disaster," he replied.
"As geologists, we recognize these events through history and we try and think about the effects they must have on their lives at that time. We know these things will always happen," he said.
McDonald saw, there were always rocks flying over the sky. Inevitably, one of these will hit the earth and it will have a very dramatic effect.
He also predicted that the effects of newly-identified asteroids could have contributed to the extinction of the Clovis people who lived in North America and died mysteriously. Researchers emphasize that we are not aware of the exact date of the effects of iron asteroids, but suggest that it may cause or contribute to a period of climate change called Younger Dryas, which sees temperatures sinking around the world.
Previous theories of younger Dryas show that it was caused by the effects of burning large stains in North America, which caused the extinction of "megafauna" as furry mammals and deprives Clovis civilization.
At the same time, Cardiff researchers say that the new research is not a smoking weapon that really proves the impact that triggered this ancient apocalypse, saying that more research is needed.
Professor Kurt H. Kjaer of the Center for GeoGenetics at the Danish Museum of Natural History added that the crater must be quite young from a geological perspective.
According to him, it has not been possible to see the crater right now, but the conditions are very strong, indicating that it was formed after the ice began to cover Greenland, became younger than 3 million years and probably recently 12,000 years ago – towards the end of the last ice age .
"The next step in the survey is to make sure that time is feeling the effect. This will be a challenge because it will probably require recovery of material that melts under the bottom of the structure, but it is very important if we want to understand how the effects of wildlife affects life on earth, "he explained.