|Come to Crater City! It's, "crater safe"!|
Are you afraid of meteoric impacts? Well, the safest place on earth is quite literally all around you! It's here and there, in locations well-known and obscure. Some are literally in your face. Many are forgotten... but not for long.
Da-da's talking about terrestrial impact craters.
Statistically, the safest place to build a city, town or village is INSIDE an existing impact crater -- at least here on earth. The odds of a space rock or comet or galactic frozen pizza impacting the same place twice on our little blue ball are... well, astronomical. Here are a few "safe" building sites for a better tomorrow!
Note: The below data comes both from Da-da's head and the Terrestrial Crater List (which are amazingly similar) at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, part of the USRA in Houston, TX. Void where prohibited.
|Can't you just see that sprawling, golf course gated community! Like living in a giant sand trap!|
|Half-a-mile-worth of Vegas Outback real estate! 99.9999% safe from future impact! Plenty of parking!|
|Jeez, it even looks like a puck.|
|Just needs a bit o' landscaping. A nice shrubbery. And some humanity.|
|A bit humid and buggy, but it's CRATER-SAFE!|
|That's a big sucker. 250+ miles wide.|
There are more craters, as you'll see below, but Da-da's only counting ones that are a million years old or younger (except the rather controversial one above, which happened eons ago); he figures the odds are starting to rebuild against older sites, and most of the real estate opps below have already been sewn up in the last 525 million years. However, there are still some crater-safe bargains out there!
|Huh. Maybe there's a good reason why aliens and governments are always digging underground bases.|