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BLTicklemonster
September 12th, 2008, 05:08 AM
I keep seeing this curve in Alabama and Mississippi, and I keep wondering what it is. It shows up on GoogleEarth and just about any imagery you find of the area. I know where Wetumpka is in Alabama, but I doubt it has anything to do with it due to the suspected path the "event" took when it "allegedly" struck the planet, and all. So what is it? Anyone have any explanation?

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http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/1941/whatisitij2.th.jpg (http://img513.imageshack.us/my.php?image=whatisitij2.jpg)

Whiffle
September 12th, 2008, 05:35 AM
Its rocks. :-P

Check this out:
http://z.about.com/d/geology/1/0/l/W/alabamamap.gif

http://geology.about.com/library/bl/maps/blalabamamap.htm

powerpleb
September 12th, 2008, 07:33 AM
I think it was a smilie left by aliens billions of years ago as a message of good will to the internet generation.

I wonder what happened to the eyes though.

RedPandaFox
September 12th, 2008, 07:38 AM
I think it was a smilie left by aliens billions of years ago as a message of good will to the internet generation.

I wonder what happened to the eyes though.

On the note of geology, Power, did you know there are extinct volcanoes just outside Melbourne?

No one believes me when I tell them!

powerpleb
September 12th, 2008, 07:40 AM
I know there is one near Port Fairy. Are there more?

ChanServ
September 12th, 2008, 08:56 AM
i'm no geologist, but it looks like that used to be a large river, loooooooong ago.

BLTicklemonster
September 12th, 2008, 01:28 PM
Its rocks. :-P

Check this out:
http://z.about.com/d/geology/1/0/l/W/alabamamap.gif

http://geology.about.com/library/bl/maps/blalabamamap.htm

Wow, thanks. I didn't think to look at a map of the geology of the region. duh.

Look at the turmoil. That is absolutely mesmerizing to see everything crunched up like that.

Whiffle
September 12th, 2008, 03:35 PM
Yeah geology is neat, it was my other option for a major in case engineering didn't work out. I took a couple classes on it and find it very fascinating.

cpetercarter
September 12th, 2008, 03:42 PM
You need a meteorologist, not a geologist. The image is an enhanced satellite picture, and the curve is a line of clouds along a weather front.

BLTicklemonster
September 12th, 2008, 04:12 PM
No, it's there on the ground. Look on google maps, or google earth.

RedPandaFox
September 15th, 2008, 05:07 AM
I know there is one near Port Fairy. Are there more?

Pritty much from Wallan to Melbourne there was lots of volcanic activity this (http://maps.google.com.au/maps?ie=UTF8&ll=-37.447879,144.984169&spn=0.056489,0.11158&t=p&z=14&layer=c&cbll=-37.453995,144.976034&panoid=q6twy9kGUsmvgQ2VVs5sAA&cbp=1,164.45239806628092,,0,-3.558237042224812) Volcano apparently even reached Gipsland, in one eruption, or so Im told