Want to Blow Up a Killer Asteroid? Talk to This...

Feb 16, 2013 Full story: Mother Jones

Professor Bong Wie's plan to save Earth from a future impact might work-if he can convince Washington to get behind it.

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Charles Weber

Flat Rock, NC

#1 Feb 16, 2013
I suspect that you will find interesting a hypothesis that most of the large lava flows on Earth and Mars result from disruption of the crust at the antipode (opposite side of a sphere) from a huge meteorite impact. You may see it discussed in http://charles_w.tripod.com/an tipode.html for Earth and http://charles_w.tripod.com/dw eber/mars_volcanos/mars_volcan os2.html for Mars.
The chance that there would be a lava flow at the antipode of each of the large known meteorite impact sites of the same age by sheer coincidence is extremely small.
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Sincerely, Charles Weber

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