Does Russia actually have a higher incidence of meteorite strikes and bolides or do they just happen to get the more memorable events?
Siberia is a pretty big landmass. Australia and the US used to take pretty good impacts at one point pre-Ice Age. Think South Africa was number 2 size.Does Russia actually have a higher incidence of meteorite strikes and bolides or do they just happen to get the more memorable events?
iron deposits on the ocean floor could be naturalWonder if there's any way to track the incidence of past ocean splashdowns or bolides that occur over water. Probably not, barring old sailor's logs and dredging the bottom of the oceans like the Pacific to look for unusual concentrations of nickel/iron/etc that can't be easily explained otherwise.
iron deposits on the ocean floor could be natural
This event is heavily disputed.About ~3500-4000 years ago, a lower airburst destroyed several village during the Bronze Age in the Middle East. The impact of space debris on civilization is pretty awesome.
Don't you only get shock metamorphism when the asteroid hits solid ground at high velocity? With ocean impacts the object would have to be something like a kilometer across to get to the ocean floor without disintegrating and losing its energy long before.
So if it were not for religious reasons, Buddha would have played with little toy carts and ploughs all day?