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Impact Crater

large impact crater

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My 1997-98 observation of a dime-sized circular feature on this Reader's Digest world atlas cover,
appears to show a large impact crater formed long ago as well as several other interesting features.
The satellite image speaks for itself and everyone can reach their own conclusions.

very large meteorite or asteroid impact

This very large meteorite or asteroid impact may have been responsible for destroying most life
during the dinosaur age millions of years ago. The double ring common in very large impact craters
is still partly visible. In addition to the main impact site (red) with the great salt basin in its center,
several anomalies are visible, like those yellow wedge shapes common in streams as sand bars.
It suggests that nearly the entire North American landmass became engulfed with water due to a
world-wide catastrophic shakeup. And it seems to indicate that an enormous wall of water moved
from right to left, removing loose material from the Canadian shield, pushing it up against the Rockies
and throughout, and distributing it as well-worn sand, silt and gravel deposits.

For those familiar with Yukon geology this concept is very plausible. In the case of gold, this implies
that gold was pushed westward and deposited as placer gold. East of Dawson city, Yukon territory,
(a well-known placer gold area), is the likely source of all that Klondike placer gold.

Southeast of this USA impact site, there is another large impact site (orange), the Chicxulub crater.
it is located on the northern tip of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, and possibly a chunk from the
same meteorite/asteroid. Whether from the same chunk or a different one, the evidence shows
that the Yucatan rock hit after the large one in the USA. Notice that the red dotted ring is missing
a sizable chunk washed out after the Yucatan impact.

The object that caused the main impact crater shown in the image must have been very large.
It was so large that it cracked the earth’s crust, which is clearly visible from space and may explain
the earthquake activity in this region, the Grand Canyon, and the Yellowstone area phenomena.

A meteoric event of this scale would certainly explain the destruction of many plants and animal
species on earth, but some survived it. For example, the Coelacanth is a prehistoric fish thought
to have been extinct for 80 million years but re-discovered in 1938. Then there was the recent
find of a Wollemi pine tree in 1994 in Australia’s outback, also thought to have been extinct
around 80 million years. Many other species came through that extinction period, survived it,
and all are unchanged. They look and act as they did 80 million years ago.

Similar events since then but on smaller scale destroyed more species old and new, like birds, plants
and certain mammals such as mastodons, mammoths, until the time of the "Noah flood" story where
possibly some more local species perished.

Continuing now with that major destruction ending the age of the dinosaurs. Those impacts, heat,
pressures, displacement of land mass (like entire mountain ranges), water (unimaginable tidal waves)
and the lack of oxygen, could explain the coal beds, and the many beautifully preserved fossils.

It would not surprise me if large oil and gas deposits were located underneath the splash out material
that surrounds this huge crater. The material is concentrated mostly eastward and could be hundreds
and perhaps thousands of feet deep covering those oil and gas deposits.

Prior to the dinosaur age destruction, the earth may have rotated at perpendicular to the sun
(no seasons), had a greenhouse like environment, and was a perfect place for growing living things.
It seems also plausible that gravity was less than it is now because there is no way such enormous
Dinosaur physiology, (bones, muscles, heart etc.) would have been able to support all that mass in
today’s kind of gravity, let alone walk. Then one day that perfect environment came to a sudden end.

According to Genesis 1, during the first day creation period an even larger and unimaginable
destruction befell the Earth, called by some the “gap theory” as described in Genesis 1 verse 2.

Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 'Perfect' 2 And the earth
was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God
moved upon the face of the waters."

Verse 2, in the Hebrew, the words "was without form, and void", in reality mean laid waste
and a ruin. The word was means became; the phrase without form (tohuw) means to lie waste,
a desolation; and void (bohuw) means an undistinguishable ruin.

God did not create the earth in this desolate state as written in Isaiah 45:18, for the same
Hebrew word tohuw is written there. (King James Version Bible with a Strong's Concordance)
Isaiah 45:18 "For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the
earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain (tohuw), he formed it to
be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else."

The earth was not created without form and void but became that way at some point in time after
it was created! The Bible describes three earth ages in 2 Peter 3:5-13, "The world that then was
" 2 Peter 3-6, "heavens and the earth, which are now" and "look for new heavens and a new earth."
This is the third age yet to come, and commonly referred to as Heaven. Heaven is where God is,
and He is returning to earth. (Acts 1:11, Zechariah 14:4)

The world that is now starts with the second part of verse 2, "And the Spirit of God moved upon
the face of the waters." Here is the start of the renewal, still the same earth, planets, sun, and
stars as created in the beginning. They become visible again after the dust settles so to speak.
The atmosphere clears, the waters settle and plants, animals, and mankind begin this part of
His-story and are told to "replenish" the Earth. (Genesis 1:28)

Genesis 1:27 "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him;
male and female created he them." Mankind (man and woman), all races, not "the" man Adam
of Gen 2:7 who was "formed" after God rested on the seventh day. ("a thousand years as one day")

From Adam 4000 yrs. later would be born Jesus Christ from an unbroken lineage, umbilical cord to
umbilical cord. Isaiah 9:6 "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government
shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." 5X

Gen 1:28 "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish
the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air,
and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."

Noah’s flood was on a much smaller scale, more localized and was part of the "heavens and the earth,
which are now." There are legends in various countries mentioning this flood event. People survived
this one, not just the eight Adamic souls that were on the Ark.

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