Gravitational anomaly in Antarctica possibly caused by asteroid impact

Nestled within Antarctica’s frozen landscape is a perplexing circle with a diameter stretching 500 kilometers. Unveiled in 2006 through data from a NASA satellite, this almost perfectly round feature has ignited debates and spurred thorough scientific investigations.

The mystery centers on an exceptionally strong gravitational field observed in the area. Scientists have put forth various hypotheses to explain this puzzling phenomenon, from the potential presence of alien spacecraft to the suggestion of gateways to alternate dimensions.

Yet, a recent study by NASA astrobiologists offers a darker interpretation: the perplexing anomaly might be linked to an ancient asteroid collision.

“Close to the gravitational anomaly in Antarctica, we’ve identified a ring structure that bears striking similarities to those seen near major meteorite impact zones,” noted astrobiologist Jennifer Eigenbrode from NASA’s Planetary Environment Laboratory.

“Considering its size, this meteorite could have been one of the largest to ever hit Earth, with an estimated diameter of around 50 kilometers. It would have exceeded the size of the celestial body that led to the demise of the dinosaurs.”

Researchers speculate that about 250 million years ago, this massive asteroid smashed into Antarctica, setting off one of Earth’s most devastating extinction events—the Great Permian Extinction.

This catastrophic occurrence resulted in the loss of 96% of marine life, over half of all vertebrate species, and almost all insect populations.

Eigenbrode stressed, “This event represents the most severe mass extinction ever recorded on Earth. We now suspect that traces of this ancient disaster remain in Antarctica, serving as a chilling reminder of the immense destructive capabilities of cosmic events.”