The other side of the world. Antipodes.

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  1. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Just discussing the OP, ok?
     
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  3. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    i am guessing there is probably an equation for this.
    the balance between rock, lava, water, soil, condensation level, heat exchange level variant viscosity, thermo dynamics...
    global climate change should also be a basic outcome factor as a function of the formula.
     
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  5. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    OP be damned. I had an Aunty Poad once, but she lived too far away for me ask why she had such a weird name...
     
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  7. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I am discussing the OP. The "overlap" is an illusion.
     
  8. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    I had no difficulty figuring out what it meant., and it's something one could measure in square meters if interested. Substantial, that, for an illusion.
     
  9. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    "Substantial" in the sense of significance but not in the sense of substance.

    My question is: What does the "overlap" have to do with anything? Why would we expect more?
     
  10. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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  11. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    back to gondwana?
     
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  13. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    the reference was to post #9
     
  14. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, but I'm a fan of "more information, please."
     
  15. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Oh
    OK
    I read of a woman scientist that claimed that if there was an almost direct bolide impact that there would be a shock wave that would meet on the antipode creating things like the siberian or deccan traps.
    Poor woman met with some derision as the proposed antipode impact was never found.(so far)
     
  16. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Pesky evidence getting in the way again.

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  17. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    There would be no impact on the antipodes, just the confluence of the shock waves.
     
  18. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Anyone ever find it suspicious that the highest (albeit volcanic) elevation in the Solar System is virtually antipodal to the deepest impact crater in the Solar System?

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  19. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Where?
    mars?
    degrees lat and long?
     
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  20. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    You mean you found a picture of opposite sides of the planet that showed that much detail?
     
  21. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Am I just imagining that I posted an altitude map of Mars? With the Tharsis Bulge and the Hellas Basin clearly marked?

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  22. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    In my opinion, as posted, we wouldn't.
    If you take the natural "opposite" as your predicted impact (since the waves were not just traveling great circle routes, but were affected by the planets rotation as well as the rock traversed)
    the Deccan traps were quite near a possible node or "harmonic" focus of the shockwaves from the Yucatan impact of the K-T boundary. An extra shake, that is, on top of the straight wave propagation.
    And they boosted eruption at about the same time.
    Which as coincidences go, is striking.
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150504141901.htm
    http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/3289/1/Gibson bul gsa.pdf
     
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  23. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Is the Hellas Basin on the other side of Mars from the Tharsis Bulge?
     

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