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
Perhaps in a short time on excavations in the village of don, the Azov area are detected unusual underwater finds. At the mouth of the don river, archaeologists found, presumably, the ancient Greek port city. Flooded stone walls and artifacts, which the waves carried to the shore, and geophysical exploration of seabed, scientists incline towards valuable discoveries. Today, specialists carry out underwater exploration.
Farm herd often comes to this place, while on the island don in the water around the mouth of the don. It turned out that horses resting at the walls of the ancient port city, which lies right beside their hooves under the water and sand. Scientists suggest that even in the fourth century BC on this place lived the ancient Greeks, the contemporaries of Alexander the great and Aristotle.
“Through this territory, we held a major trade route. He went out in the sea of Azov and ran next to the Taman Peninsula in the Crimea, where the main Greek trading post”, — explains senior researcher of the southern scientific center of Russian Academy of Sciences Irina Tolochko.
The sea of Azov to the ancient Greeks, as for us, Siberia, seemed a harsh edge. Came here the most enterprising and adventurous Hellenes. They arrived Sudas sole purpose is to trade and earn. When it is in this deep place, from century to century were moored large ships loaded, and from here on small boats, the goods were transported to markets, for example, in Azak, modern basics. Continue reading
Once again introduce you to the mysterious archaeological finds, riddles which remain unsolved.
In New Zealand, in a cave on mount Owen was discovered paw flightless bird MoA, which became extinct about 500 years ago. Now all I wonder how the animal managed to get up the mountain.
In China there are caves that were hollowed out man in a fine-grained Sandstone. The cave appeared long before the reign of the Qing dynasty, i.e. before the third century BC Mentioning about these caves not found anywhere else.
In Bolivia at the altitude of 3825 meters above sea level, is a mysterious stone structure. According to one version it is here that first people appeared on earth. Astrological and astronomical value of images on the stones are still not solved.
This hillfort is located on the territory of Canada near Newfoundland. He is about 1000 years, which is proof that the Vikings visited North America long before Christopher Columbus.
In Turkey on the Armenian highland is a very interesting temple complex, shed light on many old customs. It is noteworthy that the temple was built before around it grew the city.
Still unsolved manuscript book, some issledovatelnitsa on extinct Mexican dialect, other researchers believe that this encrypted message in some Asian language.
The underwater city of Yonaguni Continue reading