A hole above the city of Paris recently opened in Greenland.
The reason why it has so far been unnoticed is that it was hidden under the iceberg of Hiawath iceberg.
A depression of 31 km wide was discovered when scientists examined the radar images obtained from the stone base of the island and indicated that It can be a crater, the result of the impact a Iron Asteroid Width 1.5 kilometers.
If confirmed, the Crater would be the first one to be seen in one of these layers of ice which cover our planet Earth.
The discovery was published in the journal Science Advancewith this, but the team behind the research, comprised of staff from various universities and museums around the world, has not yet succeeded reveal all their secrets.
Mystery to solve …
"Crater Extremely preserved and it's surprising, because the glacier ice is an incredibly efficient erosion agent that would quickly eliminate the traces of impact, "said Professor Kurt H. Kjaer of the Geological Center at the Natural History Museum of Denmark.
Evidence that leads the geologists to think that it was a meteorite that collapsed on Earth is quartz sediments They are located in the waters of Hijavath Glacier and appear to have been subjected to enormous pressure.
Scientists believe that this can only be explained by great influence.
But there is an important fact that they have not yet managed to discover: at the moment of collision.
They believe that this could have happened only 12,000 years ago or three million years ago, but until they succeed to try 1000 meters of ice that allow them to take samples from the crater itself, they can not be more specific, they say.
… that would explain many other things
That was 12,000 years ago, at Pleistocene, it would be a pretty young meteorite and could be an explanation for other phenomena that occurred simultaneously.
Dr. Iain McDonald, University of Cardiff, UK, believes he can explain go back to the ice age.
"If we find it so young, we can associate it with the climate phenomenon we call it Drias Recent, the cooling period of the Earth that affected the northern hemisphere and lasted for about 1000 years, "said a radio program researcher Today BBC.
In that same period he was they shut out the mammoths. The discovery of the crater, McDonald believes, can be the cause of extinction as well disappearance of civilization, clobis, one of the oldest in North America that lived 14,000 years ago.
Prior to this, he warned, they must have access to the wall and be able to precisely determine when the influence of what they believe was a meteor.
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