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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Huge Asteroid site found in Austrillia


Few weeks after Asteroids hit Russia, Scientists have found one of the largest ancient asteroid impact zones on Earth has been discovered in outback Australia.

The impact zone, which centres on the East Warburton Basin in north-eastern South Australia, was caused by an asteroid up to 20 kilometres-wide that slammed into the planet between 298 and 360 million years ago, report scientists from the Australian National University and University of Queensland.

Terrain around the impact site shows evidence of changes caused by shock-wave related deformation and heating of the ground by an impact event, says study co-author, Dr Andrew Glikson from the Australian National University.

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