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Geology Picture of the Week Extra: GoogleEarth searcher finds pristine impact crater in Egypt
Space.com ^ | July 22, 2010 | Clara Moskowitz

Posted on 07/23/2010 9:11:02 PM PDT by cogitator

The header link goes to the article on space.com. Basic story is that an Italian guy who sounds like a hobbyist (former curator of a science museum) found the feature while tooling around on GoogleEarth. Since it's in the remote desert, it's hardly changed since impact -- even has ejecta rays. There's a problem here; most models indicate that an object the likely size of this object should disintegrate in the atmosphere. This one obviously didn't.

Abstract in Science magazine (you'd have to pay to read the whole thing)

The Kamil Crater in Egypt

Fresh crater in Egypt -- increases impact hazard? (National Geographic)

Now, this last link has a GoogleEarth locator pin. If you zoom out, you can see the ejecta rays. If you zoom out further, you can see how amazing it is that Mr. Vincenzo de Michele (the former museum curator) found it and recognized it.

Kamil Crater - discovered thanks to Google Earth


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Astronomy; Education; Science
KEYWORDS: africa; catastrophism; crater; drought; egypt; globalwarminghoax; godsgravesglyphs; google; impact; sahara
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I just think this is so cool -- both the discovery and the way it was discovered.
1 posted on 07/23/2010 9:11:08 PM PDT by cogitator
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2 posted on 07/23/2010 9:12:25 PM PDT by cogitator
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Would be nice if there were some earthly coordinates.

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3 posted on 07/23/2010 9:23:40 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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Regarding lat/lons: I looked but couldn’t find any.


4 posted on 07/23/2010 9:28:38 PM PDT by cogitator
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5 posted on 07/23/2010 9:37:57 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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What a great find!


6 posted on 07/23/2010 9:48:10 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: cogitator

Sobering.

But then again, the Siberia impact early in the 20th century created the “impact” and blast damage, but left no crater residue.

We are hit more often than we think - glad this not happen during the Russia-US-China nuclear war period. Now, a nuclear blast (in most areas of the earth) is not the first suspicion,

then again, until Schumaker got his ideas accepted by the lunar landing research, almost all “conventional wisdom”/consensus of the experts) was that meteor impact didn’t happen at all.


7 posted on 07/23/2010 9:51:06 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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By image matching with Google Earth:

lat 22.0183 long 27.0877


8 posted on 07/23/2010 10:29:11 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Dallas59

Great screen capture! I shoulda thought of that. Did you see lat/lon info for the crater?


9 posted on 07/23/2010 10:30:27 PM PDT by cogitator
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I also found the coordinates in the Sky and Telescope article about this.

New trove of iron meteorites

This article says something that the others didn't; they've found pieces of the impactor (has pictures)

"For the curious, the exact coordinates are 22° 1′ 6″ north, 26° 5′ 16″ east."

Thanks for the images and location.

10 posted on 07/23/2010 10:36:33 PM PDT by cogitator
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Doh! That was a typo. s/b lat 22.0183 long 26.0877 which matches close enough with 22° 1′ 6″ north, 26° 5′ 16″ east, both of these being within the confines of the crater itself.
11 posted on 07/23/2010 10:46:58 PM PDT by dr_lew
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That’s a really cool picture. Must have been quite the impact. Hope nothing too big falls from the skies, just from a self preservation point of view.


12 posted on 07/23/2010 10:51:17 PM PDT by flaglady47 (To bastardize Samuel Johnson, tyranny is the last refuge of scoundrels)
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I wished I could find a piece of one..a big piece. $20,000 easy.


13 posted on 07/23/2010 10:59:25 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: cogitator
I use XnView
14 posted on 07/23/2010 11:01:50 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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My thoughts too. How about that guy on Discovery Channel or something who does nothing else for money but search the desert for meteors? Wouldn’t it be great to find one?


15 posted on 07/23/2010 11:17:46 PM PDT by JSteff (((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.)))
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I’d actually be caught up on my bills with a find like that!


16 posted on 07/24/2010 12:05:12 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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Speaking of Tanguska-can it be seen with google earth?

cool article on Tesla connection http://mondovista.com/tesla.tunguskax.html

17 posted on 07/24/2010 12:34:09 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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"We know from literature that the human occupation of this region ended about 5,000 years ago, with the onset of hyperarid conditions

Did not know we had SUV's to cause climate change back then,,, who knew??

18 posted on 07/24/2010 1:31:20 AM PDT by MrPiper
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19 posted on 07/24/2010 8:03:18 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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20 posted on 07/24/2010 8:05:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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