04 April 2011

Brushy Creek Impact Crater, Louisiana - Comet hit like an atom blast - The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News

 Paul Heinrich, the geologist who has been studying the likelihood that an ancient meteor formed an impact crater in what is now St. Helena Parish, shows an image of the crater’s center portion made by using LIDAR.
Comet hit like an atom blast
Story by Roberts, F. A.
Shattered citronelle formations, which give the earth a mottled look, are evidence of the impact of a meteor, said Paul Heinrich, a scientist with the Louisiana Geological Survey. The formations run along La. 37 and were created when a meteor or comet crashed into St. Helena Parish as long as 11,000 years ago, Heinrich said. ... (more)
Roberts, F. A., 2011, Comet hit like an atom blast.
Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, March 28, 2011

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