Articles tagged "meteor impact crater"

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Researchers find more evidence of catastrophic cosmic impact 12 800 years ago

A group of researchers discovered more evidence of a catastrophic cosmic impact around 12 800 years ago that possibly caused the total destruction of Abu Hureyra in Syria. The site is believed to be one of the first towns on Earth where hunter-gatherers and nomads...

March 09, 2020

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Researchers discover crater from largest known asteroid to ever hit Earth

A newly published research suggests the crater left behind by the biggest asteroid to ever hit Earth has been found. Traces of the gigantic impact of the meteorite, which crashed on the planet approximately 790 000 years ago, have been observed across around 20% of...

January 08, 2020

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Second meteorite impact crater found under Greenland ice

A new study published this week in AGU's Geophysical Research Letters suggests a second meteorite impact crater was found deep under ice in northwestern Greenland. The discovery comes just several months after scientists identified another similar crater beneath...

February 14, 2019

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First confirmed double meteorite crater discovered in Sweden

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, lead by Professor Erik Sturkell at the Department of Earth Sciences, have discovered two meteorite craters in Jämtland county, Sweden, from a twin strike that occurred about 460 million years ago. Erik Sturkell and his c

September 13, 2015

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Meteorite hits Nicaragua's capital, leaves 12-meter wide crater

A meteorite hit Nicaragua's capital Managua around 05:00 UTC on Sunday, September 7, and left a 12-meter wide crater in a wooded area near the city's airport. The meteorite impact was accompanied by a loud boom and a burning smell.

September 08, 2014

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Meteor strikes, punches hole 2 meters deep - China

A meteor has reportedly crashed at a dump site in a village of northwest China around 02:00 local time on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Meteorite impact left a 3 meter wide and 2 meter deep crater.  Authorities reported no casualties. Search for meteorite

August 01, 2013

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Asteroid impacts in Antarctica

In a controversial study, gravity maps of the Antarctic continent have revealed what could be multiple asteroid impact sites. Gravity anomalies in Antarctica might mark spots where hundreds of thousands of years ago the frozen continent was struck by giant...

May 02, 2011