Skip to comments.Cosmic Impact Site That Created Earth’s Axial Tilt and Fault Lines
Posted on 12/08/2010 8:07:46 PM PST by mdraghici
© Mihai Radu Draghici
|Abstract: Using Google Earth and browsing the geographic appearance of the Earths crust starting from the South Pacific Ocean right above Antarctica and traveling over to Drakes Passage and into the South Atlantic Ocean there seems to be a visual trace that some sort of cosmic collision occurred in that area. (See Figure 1) The impact of the object surfed across the ocean and collided with the bottom of South America where it once connected to Antarctica creating Drakes Passage opening. This impact also may have had the kinetic energy to break the Earths crustal plate and create the fault lines (See Figure 3) in addition to changing Earths axial tilt (See Figure 2).[Report and Opinion. 2010;2(2):1-2]. (ISSN: 1553-9873).||
Figure 1. Impact collision point and path of motion for the cosmic object
They say pictures speak a thousand words so before you read what Im about to say take a moment and study the photos shown in figures below. In Figure 1, you can see a red outline drawn to represent the impact site and the path of trajectory. The object hit the South Atlantic Ocean and surfed around the top edge of Antarctica until colliding with what was once the connected land mass between the bottom tip of South America and Antarctica known as Drakes Passage (Figure 4). As the object surfed across the ocean it tore away at the ice sheet and created a gigantic wave across the Pacific Ocean destroying almost every land mass above sea level in its path. The force of the water can be easily seen carving out the entire western coastline of South America all the way up to Mexico (Figure 5).
The Mayans placed a monument on Robinson Crusoe Island off the coast of Chile and some people believe this is Apocalypse Island. If this impact really did occur then this island would most definitely have been the center point which experienced the most horrific events from the tsunami and shock wave from the energy released in the area. Perhaps the civilization at Machu Picchu in Peru was started because it was the only place left to inhabit after this event occurred in the region. All history was wiped off the face of the southern hemisphere surrounding this impact and affected all civilizations across the globe. The shock wave and amount of water that was displaced out of the Pacific could have travelled as far East as the Lost City of Atlantis. There is a Google Earth image at the bottom of the Atlantic Sea showing a grid-like pattern on the ocean floor which may resemble a man-made city structure about 620 miles of the coast of Spain near the Canary Islands. The force of impact would have created the fault line that broke the Earths plate right down the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and would have flooded most of the plains in the area. The story of Atlantis speaks of giant volcano popping out of the Earth and destroying everything and then the city just sinks away under water. Depending on what this cosmic object was made out of it could have added to the Earths water mass and increased the amount of water on the planet. Astronomers have found asteroids that contain large amounts of frozen water and this type of object may have been what hit Earth.
Figure 2. Earths Axial Tilt in Relation to the Impact Site
If you study the fault line Figure 3 below you will notice that there are breaks in Earths plate along the exact impact location surrounding the boundaries of the objects path as it traveled across the crust after impact. The force exerted on Earths crust perfectly demonstrates the pattern of cracks along stress points from the aftershock across the entire planet. In addition to the fault lines, Earths axial tilt was created from this cosmic impact as well. Take a look at Figure 2 to the left and how the impact location perfectly represents the physics associated with such a collision rotating our planets center of spin.
Figure 3. Earths Crustal Fault Lines in Relation to the Impact Site
Figure 4. Drakes Passage Opening
Figure 5. S. Americas Coastline Topography
All this evidence puts into perspective the possibility of such a cosmic impact having occurred here on the planet Earth within recorded history and the existence of human kind.
© Mihai Radu Draghici
The axial tilt was not caused by an impact. An impact could cause a wobble, but not a constant 23 degree tilt.
Welcome to Free Republic.
I've been taught that since the Earth is an imperfectly balanced object, it "wobbles" like any other unbalanced spinning object. Wobbles like a top nearing the end of it's spinning. To finish a complete wobble circumference takes about 26,000 years so today's inclination (23.5 degrees) as to the sun will lessen and increase as this cycle progresses.
It is a large wobble. If one circumscribes in the sky via the axis into the heavens, the circle currently extends from near Polaris (today's pole star) to Vega (the pole star in 13,000 years).
An impact that could cause a permanent tilt probably would have destroyed the Earth. Also, you’d clearly see a massive hole where the comet hit, and the spiderweb fractures that created the tectonic plates would decrease in size the further you get from the impact. Also, something that large traveling that fast would not have curved. It easily would have been a straight line carved out.
It has a constant tilt of ~23degs sir, and a very slight wobble about that axis.
Probably when the expression "Crapped Pants" was invented.
That “wobble” gives us our seasons.
The tilt changes between about 22 and 25 degrees on a cycle of about 41,000 years. The 23.5 degree number is the average that is the simplified version for children’s textbooks.
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Above: sun in middle, with axis of earth in January & July on either side
~23.5 degrees is not just the average, it’s what it is now, and used for meaningful calculations. It’s not going to change any time soon.
You guys are way beyond me; it is clear from my perspective, however, that earth has endured cataclysmic events which substantially altered the course of human events. Judgements, some would say.
Either we are random organisms adrift in the cosmos, or we aren’t.
That sure does look like a sideways impact but the rest of it just sounds silly.
Given my preference for the available evidence rather than what people would like to believe, it's pretty obviously "random organisms adrift in the cosmos."
Psuedoscientific nonsense; site it comes from appears to be the "scientific journal" (please note I'm making air quotes with my fingers there) equivalent of the pay-to-publish book, with a bunch of random "papers" from Bangladeshis, Nigerians, etc.
Well, yes it would have been, if only pants had been invented by then.
Then, obviously, there is no such thing as right or wrong. “Values” are imagination.
Darwin was correct.
Giant Crater Found [in Antarctica]: Tied to Worst Mass Extinction Ever [Permo-Triassic]
“An apparent crater as big as Ohio has been found in Antarctica. Scientists think it was carved by a space rock that caused the greatest mass extinction on Earth, 250 million years ago.”
“The crater, buried beneath a half-mile of ice and discovered by some serious airborne and satellite sleuthing, is more than twice as big as the one involved in the demise of the dinosaurs.”
“The crater’s location, in the Wilkes Land region of East Antarctica, south of Australia, suggests it might have instigated the breakup of the so-called Gondwana supercontinent, which pushed Australia northward, the researchers said.”
“This Wilkes Land impact is much bigger than the impact that killed the dinosaurs, and probably would have caused catastrophic damage at the time,” said Ralph von Frese, a professor of geological sciences at Ohio State University.”
“The crater is about 300 miles wide. It was found by looking at differences in density that show up in gravity measurements taken with NASA’s GRACE satellites. Researchers spotted a mass concentration, which they call a mascondense stuff that welled up from the mantle, likely in an impact. “
Have a heart! Personally I like the part about the Mayans off the coast of Chili. ;)
Legend has it that pants were invented 3 days before the impact, with all the crapping of pants going on due to impact, pants were forgotten about for another 3000 years.......There ;^)
Sounds like Velikovsky’s “Worlds In Collision”
mdraghici, despite the conservative tone of this website FR is very pro-Darwinism. Several cutting edge science types got banned here a few years ago just for posting anything anti-Darwin and pro-Velikovsky.
That was the foundation dig for Art Bell’s summer cottage.
Sci Fi ping!
> “I’ve been taught that since the Earth is an imperfectly balanced object, it “wobbles” like any other unbalanced spinning object.”
Zuben, it takes 25,000 years to make one ‘wobble.’
There are many secular libertarians here; there are many secular conservatives here.
The above all suffer cognitive dissonance when it comes to the issue of right and wrong.
If we are all random molecular self-aware beings, what is your point? There would seem to me to be no point.
Thanks for the ping!
Worse, you have a group of four planets with the same 23 - 26 degree tilt i.e. Earth, Saturn, Venus, and one other which no impact would cause. What appears to be the case is that our system is a composite system, i.e. a larger system including the sun appears to have captured a smaller one.
And another thing to remember,
Uranus spins sideways.
(can you read that without grinning?)
Also, those that assert that there is no objective truth, or more especially, no objective morality,
cannot and do not live consistently with that belief. When someone “wrongs” them, they get offended, and they should not, because it might be “moral” in the mind of the offender to do just what he did, and since there is no objective standard, the other person’s “morality” is just as valid, being an individual opinion, as the person being offended.
But, they don’t live that way.
Here’s a question for those that believe this “impact caused axial tilt” -
why do you assume that the “original” axial tilt was 0?
(Buried in snow in CNY)
> “why do you assume that the original axial tilt was 0?”
They don’t have any idea what they are saying.
If the tilt were anything different than what it is, life would be impossible. There would be a constant wind blowing from west to east (opposite to the apparent sun motion)
Have you read “Privileged Planet”?
There’s also an abbreviated DVD version.
I'll stick with 26,000 years, if you please, unless you can come up with a good source stating 25,000 years.
You're about 4,700 years too late.
You mean about 4700 million years too late?
Would 25,920 be an acceptable compromise? ;o)
Yes, about half of it anyway. (the choir didn’t wish to be preached to)
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How Did Continents Split? Geology Study Shows New PictureLike pieces in a giant jigsaw puzzle, continents have split, drifted and merged again many times throughout Earth's history, but geologists haven't understood the mechanism behind the moves... Throughout Earth's history, there have been six major continental assembly and breakup events, about 500 million years apart. Currently the Earth is in breakup cycle in which the Atlantic and Indian oceans are opening, Nance said... About 650 million years ago -- when the first jellyfish evolved -- North America, South America and Africa were stuck together as one large continent called Gondwana, with some smaller islands floating on a neighboring continental plate. Over time, these islands collided with the large group of continents and were attached to it in a process called accretion. About 525 million years ago, that land mass broke apart... forming the Iapetus Ocean.
May 23, 2006
Adapted from materials provided by Ohio University
Plate Tectonics May Grind To A Halt, Then Start Again
Do the continents really drift?The distances between terrestrial radio telescopes can be measured with incredible accuracy by pointing the telescopes at the same celestial targets and operating them as interferometers. The distances between telescopes a continent apart can then be pegged to within 5 centimeters. For example, the distance between radio telescopes at Fort Davis, TX, and Onsala, Sweden, is 7,940,732.17 ± 0.10 meters. If North America and Europe are drifting apart several centimeters per year, this change should have been noticed since 1979, when adequate geodetic precision became available. Actually, no drift has been noted.
by William R. Corliss
Science Frontiers #26: Mar-Apr 1983
(Thomsen, D.E.; "Mark III Interferometer Measures Earth, Sky, and Gravity's Lens," Science News, 123:20, 1983.)
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