BBC Travel was launched on Wednesday (11/14/2018), in the mid-eighties, a group of US archaeologists examined satellite images on Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. They do not know what an unexpected pattern is, which is almost the perfect ring.
The area is about 200 kilometers. In the city of Chickulub Puerto, Mexico believes that scientists are the center of the crater of the asteroid collisions that then erased the dinosaurs.
Better known as Cenote, a hole with blue water is what is implied. This is the main attraction of tourists visiting the Yucatan peninsula.
Cenote (BBC Travel)
When viewed from the universe, these holes are collected in the form of a sample of nearly half the circle. Archaeologists have discovered this pattern that surrounds the capital of Merida and the port of Sisal and Progreso.
Maya used water from the price for their everyday needs. They are residents who inhabit the peninsula.
These holes are confusing researchers. They once presented the findings to other satellite specialists at the Selper Science Conference in Acapulco, Mexico, 1988.
For the scientist among the audience, Adriana Ocampo, who was then a young planetary geologist at NASA, a circular formation was a sign of expectation. He predicted that the impact of a large asteroid was quite malignant to threaten the planet 66 million years ago.
The prediction of Ocamp is the beginning of the foundation of persuading scientists today. The crater was caused by a 12 km long asteroid hit by Yucatan and exploded with unimaginable power.
From the early nineties, teams of scientists from America, Europe and Asia are working on a puzzle answer. They now believe that the impact directly creates a crater depth of 30 kilometers.
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After the disaster, the world changed and was buried in the ash cloud that blocked the sky and created a lasting night for more than a year. The temperature drops below freezing and kills about 75% of all life on Earth, including almost all dinosaurs.
While Ocamp's findings were not published in 1991, the Yukatan region has now become a matter of international interest. Now in September 2018, the Museum, Chickulub Church Science Museum, a joint project of the Government of Mexico and UNAM UNAM's largest university have been opened.
The goal was to present life 66 million years ago when 12 kilometers of asteroids changed world history. In addition, it is expected that this museum will be a bridge for tourists exploring the prehistoric period of Yukatan.
(msl / aff)