One of the greatest mysteries on Earth lies on an isolated part of Antarctica. The Wilkes Land gravity anomaly is the place on Antarctica where, according to scientists, a massive object is hidden beneath the ice. Scientists believe that the object could change the way we understand the history of the world.
A view of Antarctica, the frozen landmass at the south pole of planet Earth.During one of the flights of the NASA satellites near Antarctica, the satellites noticed a very strange gravitational anomaly-a gravitational spike was detected where gravity was found to reach 300 miles up into space and pulled down on these satellites much harder than any other areas around the continent.
The so called “Wilkes Land gravity anomaly” was first uncovered in 2006.
The area known as Wilkes Land is circled in red and it stretches for a distance of 151 miles across and has a maximum depth of about 848 metres.
This strange anomaly raised a question among scientists. The mystery of what can be hidden underneath the ice that can cause such great gravitational anomaly is yet to be discovered.
The icy wastelands of Antarctica are infamously barren and inhospitable thus making research very difficult
According to some researchers, it is the remains of a truly massive asteroid. This asteroid is believed to have been twice the size of the Chicxulub space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs.
If this explanation is true, we could assume that this is killer asteroid is the reason of the Permian–Triassic extinction event. This event wiped out 96 percent of Earth’s sea creatures and up to 70 percent of the vertebrate organisms that live on land.
Ralph von Frese, a geophysicist at the Ohio State University, was part of the team who made a startling discovery of the origin of the Wilkes Land. Using various radar equipment s, the team discovered a 320 km wide plug of dense metal material more than 1.6 kilometers beneath Wilkes Land.
“If I saw this same mascon signal on the moon, I’d expect to see a crater around it. When we looked at the ice-probing airborne radar, there it was.
There are at least 20 impact craters this size or larger on the moon, so it is not surprising to find one here. The active geology of the Earth likely scrubbed its surface clean of many more,” says professor Raplh.
Image 4-Arepresentation of satellite data that shows the bizarre anomaly beneath Wilkes Land
Despite the fact that scientist may have discovered the origin of this strange gravitational anomaly, people have come up with their wildest conspiracy theories, claiming that it could be a massive UFO base or a portal to a mysterious underworld.
The discussion of the UFO mysteries behind the Wilkes Land was started on the internet after the UFO hunting crew Secure Team 10 posted a YouTube video about the anomaly.
“To this day, scientists have no idea or way to discover exactly what is buried deep under this thick ice shelf. This continent has been shrouded in a mystery of its own for years now,” the video narrator said.
The UFO hunters Secure Team 10 also added: “There is some evidence of this coming to light in recent years, which images purporting to show various entrances built into the side of mountains, with a saucer shape and at a very high altitude.
This begs the question: how would you enter these entrances without something that could fly and was the same shape as hole itself?”
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