Scientists are starting the search in the Gulf of Mexico the remains of the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs
A group of geologists proceed with installation of the drilling rig, which will be located in the Gulf of Mexico. Experts hope to find the remains of the asteroid, 65 million years ago caused the death of the dinosaurs.
This writes the online edition of Science. According to the official version, at the end of the Cretaceous period fell to Earth 10-kilometer asteroid. It is believed that he collapsed on the territory of modern South of Mexico. He left behind a 18-kilometer crater with a depth of 20 km.
She was flooded by the ocean. Scientists believe that the force of the explosion of the asteroid was comparable to the power of the explosion of hundreds of thousands of nuclear bomu capacity of 240 million megatons of TNT.
The falling asteroid caused a huge tsunami and raised a cloud of dust that hid the planet’s surface from the Sun for decades. This has led to the death of plants and animals weighing more than 25 kg.
The search will be conducted by geologists of the British geological survey and their colleagues from the United States. Underwater excavations will spend in the crater of Chicxulub, which appeared after the fall of the asteroid. Continue reading
Fossils are living objects of former geological epochs, people discovered during earthworks or exposed through erosion. Fossils preserve for us important information about the era in which they were formed, animals and plants of those times, some of which still exist today and others long extinct. Usually fossils are the bodies of animals and plants turned to stone, or fragments thereof. But even if the animal or plant nothing, you can sometimes detect a depression in a rock, exactly corresponding to the shapes of his body. On soft sand or in the mud animal could leave footprints.
Fossils reveal secrets of the countless life forms that once inhabited Earth. Fossils range is very wide – from huge fossilized animals and plants to insects stuck in the resin of coniferous trees which over millions of years turned into amber waves of grain. Fossils are direct evidence of the history of life on Earth, one that goes back 3.8 billion years. While the fragmentary nature of the geological record, scientists have managed to collect a huge amount of information about the evolution of life throughout the history of our planet. Thus fossils – it’s not only fossil bones of dinosaurs, this slepaks the whole world of nature of the past, frozen in stone.
The use of fossils in the interior decoration and landscape – new, ultra-modern direction in design. This unique combination of ancient material and modern processing methods, beauty, natural forms of living beings with magnificent textures of decorative and ornamental stones. We can offer You the following “living stone”: Continue reading
Season of archaeological excavations is about to end because summer is over and there are not more than a month, for the discovery of new antiquities. In Lugansk region, archaeologists have found the remains of a giant reconocido and skolopendr, which suggests that the climate in these areas was favorable for them. According to scientists, these insects are poorly studied and remains more than 250 million years. Perhaps some of them studied in other countries, but for Donbas this finding is significant. It should be noted that Donbas is the region where archeologists are constantly finding the remains of ancient animals and the first men, perhaps it is because in these places there are major deposits of coal, then there are people every day deep into the soil, finding new Antiques, as well as the remains of animals and insects.
Due to such findings, scientists will try to understand why insects evolved, and why everything in our world has become so small. Imagine that wingspan usual dragonflies reached 70 centimeters, it is possible to assume that insects that in our time its bigger, in those days could be even bigger. It should also be noted that dinosaurs were the largest animals on our planet, if not Bratva attention to marine life. Perhaps there were a huge-sized whales, which eat plankton and did not cause anyone problems.
Hardly anyone will be able to sink to the bottom of the Pacific or the Atlantic ocean and discover the remains of an ancient whale or shark. It can be assumed that they also had the huge size, but in the process of evolution to them what happened. Possibly increased radiation level, and maybe Vice versa decreased. These challenges and will delve archaeologists and scientists, because they have to find out what happened to our world and why many animals and plants evolved.
Archaeologists want to understand how insects evolved till our time
Lugansk scientists found near Stakhanov’s city remains of insects, which are more than 250 million years. Some species are little studied and could have in the past, giant size. Scientists do not exclude that the location of the finds is the richest remains of insects of the Carboniferous period in the territory of the former USSR. Continue reading