LPSC 2022: Steinheim and Ries

At this year’s LPSC, there have been two iPoster contributions to the Steinheim Ìmpaktkrater. It is about the alleged time difference between the impacts of Ries and Steinheim Basin (articles Buchner et al. 2020). In the LPSC article the authors Schmedemann and Hiesinger show that depending on plausible assumptions of the statistics the probability of a non-simultaneous impact is in the per mille range. A separate impact is therefore described as extremely unlikely.

The second LPSC contribution takes up in this context once more the topic of the small pseudo impact of the Steinheim Basin, which is used in the so-called “impact community” against actually better knowledge further everywhere in the impact literature with consistently wrong results.