If you were given a book with pictures of the footprints of all of the different animals in a zoo, would you be able to walk around that zoo, and match images of footprints with the beast that made them?
I’ve been told many times that a cluster impact event would be ‘highly unlikely’.
But consider this. For the most part, there are two families of orbits, from which objects that impact the Earth might come from; the asteroid belt, and the Taurid Complex. There is some pretty scary stuff in the asteroid belt that would be extremely dangerous if it were in an elliptical, Earth-crossing, orbit. But, for the most part, they are in stable orbits. And they are no threat.
Most of the dangerous objects in Earth-crossing orbits come from the Taurid Complex, not the asteroid belt. And when we look at that family of objects, we don’t find solid asteroids. We tend to find highly unstable comets that tend to break up, and fragment into thousands of pieces. And, in fact, swarms of cometary fragments, and debris, from the Taurid complex are the most common type of object in Earth-crossing orbit. This means that airburst storms caused by cluster impact events of smaller fragments are, in fact, the most likely scenario for a catastrophic impact event, not a single, large bolide. And the fragment distribution of something like comets Linear, or SW-3, are a perfect match for countless small craters averaging 100 meter diameter we see in New Mexico, and West Texas.
Last month, I talked about the Footprints of a Fragmented Comet. Let’s look at some more of them in the same general area.
From 12 km above the dark depressions we see in the image below look like fly specks. And they begin to get really interesting when we zoom in, and look a little closer.
I don’t know about you. But I see the footprints of a monster. And before it fell to Earth, that monster would’ve looked something like the fragments of comet Linear.
They fill up with water in the rainy season. So the bottoms are silted in. And the features are slightly eroded. But when we zoom in for a close look at a couple of those ‘flyspecks’, we can clearly see the raised rims, and ejecta curtains of impact craters. And they are apparently all the same age.
I’m thinking the structure is related to airburst phenomena. And I am of the opinion that the particle sizes included material all the way down to the size of sand, or dust grains.
I would not expect to see the normal set of impact markers in these cluster of small craters. But I do expect to see enough extra terrestrial chemistry there to prove these are impact craters. And that they all fell in the same impact storm. It gets especially startling when you realize they are found in clusters like these, in varying concentrations, in a large region than extends all the way to central Texas, and on down into Mexico
Since the morphology is not what we’ve expected to see in an impact structure, the proof of ET origin for these formations will be in the mix of isotopes.