Chicxulub Yucatan Where the Comet Hit

Chicxulub  Yucatan where the comet hit: We visited the place wondering what we would find there: Desolation? An endless expanse of dirt without life? Miles of volcanic ash?

None of the above. Chicxulub Yucatan where the comet hit, presently exists as a sleepy fishing village at the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula.

It is the site where, 65 million years ago, a  six-mile-wide meteor hit the earth leading to the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Map showing the impact zone of the Chicxulub crater

This shaded relief image of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula show a subtle, but unmistakable, indication of the Chicxulub impact crater. Most scientists now agree that this impact was the cause of the Cretatious-Tertiary Extinction, the event 65 million years ago that marked the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs as well as the majority of life then on Earth.This image was catalogued by Jet Propulsion Lab of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under Photo ID: PIA03379. Image retrieved from Wikipedia Commons.

The NASA map on the right shows the location of the impact crater, with a point outside Chicxulub in the Gulf of Mexico at its center. The dotted line in the lower image marks a line of sinkholes, which formed access to underground water resources called cenotes.

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Chicxulub crater

Carol Chapman
 

Hi, I’m Carol Chapman. I first traveled to Yucatan to find images of my Atlantis past life memories in Mayan ruins. I’ve continued to visit this wonderful land and it’s amazing people because I love the place.

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