The object is of an impressive size.
A crater with a diameter of almost five hundred kilometers was discovered in Antarctica, researchers (Ohio University) under the guidance of Dr. Ralph von Frese in 2006.
Moreover, scientists have determined that the crater holds at a depth of 850 meters of the huge metal weight – another mystery of the ice continent.
A giant meteorite, leaving this monstrous crater in the Wilkes Land area likely caused the breakaway of modern Australia from the prehistoric swishcontent Gondwana.
This assumption is made not so long ago NASA, after analyzing the data the gravity of deviations registered by satellites GRACE.
Today, scientists have determined that the age of the crater is not less than 250 million years. It turns out that he is older than the world-famous Chicxulub crater, the formation of which from the impact of a huge celestial body associated with the death of the prehistoric fauna on Earth.
Moreover, the asteroid Wilk roughly five times greater than the one that created the crater Ciccolo it was approximately 50 kilometers in diameter.
The giant says Professor von Frese, were to cause a catastrophe on our planet much greater than the extinction of the dinosaurs. And now it’s a huge cosmic body rests beneath the Antarctic in the vast depths…
Incidentally, independent researchers put forward more daring hypothesis: under the ice of Antarctica is not an asteroid, but a gigantic alien spaceship, which at that distant time, apparently crashed on the planet, turning it on for some time in a real nightmare. Fortunately, the people then on Earth were not. Or is it was?
We do not know and can not know about that distant time. Now, if we could get to a interstellar ship to enter it…