NASA Finds Second Massive Greenland Crater

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Just 114 miles from the newly-found Hiawatha impact crater under the ice of northwest Greenland, lies a possible second impact crater. The 22-mile wide feature would be the second crater found under an ice sheet, and if confirmed, would be the 22nd-largest crater on Earth. A NASA-led team discovered the feature using satellite data of the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet as well as radar measurements from the airborne campaign Operation IceBridge. Although the two massive craters lie fairly close to each other, it's thought they weren't created at the same time. The second crater looks to be much older than Hiawatha, with features that are significantly more eroded, and it contains older ice than its neighbor.

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Comments

Stevie Fitz says:

Hancock and Carlson, we salute you 👍🏻

Anthropomorphic facsimile says:

These craters actually pose a problem for Carlsson. Surely the glacier was even deeper here. But still, a crater has been left. The asteroid material he posits hit North America on one side or the other of the Younger Dryas should also have left craters, or the Greenland craters may have a different date than the YD.

Chandle r says:

Breaking news! Comet stream on direct impact trajectory this October…say goodbye.

random consumer says:

Melt water pulse 1 a and 1 b.

N Avery says:

Our past is as vital as out future. The ice, oceans and deserts hide a lot. The oceans used to be lower than now, people live near coastlines. Maybe the edges of continental shelves is old coastlines? Why aren't we digging under water. Why not use satellites to take infrared images of deserts as was done in Egypt? The established old school don't want to rock the boat. Get politics and ego out the way.

Kenneth Krueger says:

It looks a bit rough…is there core data showing iridium?There's another hole off to the right that looks more like a basin than this one…it is rather puny in comparison to Hiawatha,not a big issue there.They may be trying too hard.Where can the public get these maps?i especially like how the captions block a lot of info.

RedFish BlueFish says:

Hellyeah!!! Congrats to Randall and Graham! Too bad we didn't listen to them and get to working on this 25 years ago. No telling what we would've found by now.

Alexandre Le Blanc says:

I hope the younger crater was the cause of the younger dryes cataclysm 12800 years ago

work side says:

That's itomori?

imran chaudhry says:

Graham Hancock has been vindicated !

thetruth says:

For years I've heard about 2 meltwater pulses. Now two ginormous craters are discovered under the greenland ice sheet. What a weird coincidence.

Zod of Heaven says:

As always, the truth is somewhere in the middle.

Arun Lal S says:

Onnum manasil aailla…

ikm64 says:

Earths history is unlikely ever to be fully documented, Spoiler alert for those who haven't yet realized just how exceptional this little planet of ours is…The Universe pretty much all of it, with the exception to our little rock is POSITIVELY HOSTILE TO ALL LIFE
Worth a pause for thought is nothing else don't you think….

Míra Tomášek says:

I read somewhere, that this meteor fell about 2,5 million years ago…at the same period, when last Ice Age began. I think that's not a coincidence 😀 😉

Joe Playing Outdoors says:

Need to leave the captions up a bit longer for us old folks . . . ;>) Great info! Thank You for sharing it.

Kurtis Engle says:

If the impacts are separate the first will hold a record of the second in its' ice. They can probably read that plus or minus a week. So, go, drill. Someone, write a bill to fund that.

Speaking on a deeper level ; these holes in the ground may be the tip of the iceberg that is the explanation as to why we seem to have no history. Until recently, best evidence was , God did it. 6,600 years ago. NOW… these holes in the ground are the best evidence. (and the erosion on the Sphinx)

Next question ; how old are they? If even one is 12,900 or 11,600 years out, then bullseye. 100% correlation. The next thought would be, natural disaster? Or act of war? After this there would be a period of intense circumspection, which we probably ought to get on with.

Fredrik S says:

Hear the rumble?
That's the Randall Carlson fandom typing down here.

Erik S says:

What else is hiding under that ice sheet? Guess we'll find out soon enough

Plum Ber says:

I’m not impressed can the us have its trillions in tax dollars back please

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