Impact!

Robert C Richmond

Salt Lake City, United States

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Well, some German researchers claim they’ve solved the mystery.

Their vote is for a meteor.

Elmar Buchner and Thomas Kenkmann say the key to their finding was tiny grains of “shocked quartz” — basically, quartz that has a different microscopic structure from normal quartz due to undergoing extreme pressure of some sort — that was created by the impact.

Now, while Canyonlands officials have raised the possibility that a meteor created the dome, which is in the Island in the Sky District, they’ve also said erosion has washed away any evidence of such a cataclysmic impact. The two Germans, though, say they found the quartz grains off to the side of the crater, not in the middle, a finding that suggests the meteor collided at an angle.

Upheaval Dome
Canyonlands National Park
Utah, USA

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