Originally posted by Svarog
| Perhaps if it hit just north of Antartica so it doesn't melt the ice caps but is far-away enough from any populated land masses. But either way the resulting dust cloud would kill us all anyway. That's what happened to the dinosaurs |
If the asteroid hit in a polar region, depending on impact velocity and angle trajectory are we are still possibly looking at orbital fluctuation? Is it possible for a big enough asteroid to cause orbital 'wobbles' and cause an imbalance in natural occuring phenomena, resulting in global environmental disruptions, such as Volcanic activity, earthquakes, haywire weather, storms, tidal activity and iniating another ice age? I can remember (ages ago) reading an excerpt from a scientific journel where this was theorised as the cause for dinosaur extinction and the following ice ages.