I shouldn’t waste time reading apocalyptic announcements but when it’s blithely asserted that
The Earth will be hit by a devastating asteroid capable of destroying all, or most, of life on the planet, says a group of scientists and former astronauts. What’s more, as The Daily Star reports, it is a 100 percent certainty that it’s going to happen.
This warning comes from the B612 Foundation, and lest you conclude that these guys are a group of conspiracy theorists or other whackadoodles, they’re legit. According to the group’s website, their team consists of noted astronomers, engineers, and other scientific types who know what they’re talking about.
Every observed bolide entering the Earth’s atmosphere has done so at a glancing angle, burns up, or rarely lands on ice leaving no crater but fairly obvious sliding marks.
Empirically there is no physical evidence that meteorites or asteroids have hit the planet vertically. There are circular craters for sure and we might consider a north Australian Aboriginal story about the famous Wolfe Creek Crater south of Halls Creek.
The crater is known to the local Djaru Tribe as Kandimalal, where two rainbow snakes sinuous paths across the desert formed the nearby Sturt and Wolfe Creeks. The crater represents the place where one of the snakes emerged from the ground. The crater is interpreted as 300,000 years old, (Australia’s Meteorite Craters, A. Bevan and K. McNamara, Western Australian Museum, p 6,14 – 1993).
To me this is a tribal aboriginal description of plasma phenomena or discharges, when one discharge then short circuited the ionosphere and the Earth. Both Sturt and Wolfe Creeks are sand choked drainage channels.
Either the aboriginal story is nonsensical, based on neo-Darwinism, or the identification of the crater is wrong.
Giving precedence to in-situ observation, Wolfe Creek Crater is a plasma discharge crater that I provisionally assign to the Little Ice Age event. The sand choked channels suggests the plasma discharge or electric current formed these channels from the underlying bedrock, or more likely, wet regolith that was subject to plasma erosion. Evaporation of the ground water would have finally caused too much resistance to the electric plasma flow, which then travelled upwards to the ionosphere through the more conductive atmosphere which might have had its resistance lowered by the presence of electrified particles and ions formed by the active plasma erosion occurring at the surface below.
A local Halls Creek aboriginal myth also relates that the present day topography was formed by the rainbow serpents, a narrative shared with the aboriginals at Borroloola in the Northern Territory.
Does this mean the present day topography might have been formed 700 years ago? Possibly.
And is a catastrophic asteroid impact imminent? I have no idea, but obviously the prophets at the B612 Foundation believe that to be so. The task is to free oneself from the shackles of dogma, both theological and geophysical.