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Google Map of Asteroid Impact Craters
Impact map
Asteroid Impact Craters! Zoom in on 50 of Earth's largest impact craters with Google Maps.
What Are Meteorites?
Meteorites: Learn what meteorites are from Geoffrey Notkin, meteorite hunter.
Meteor Showers
Meteor showers
What Causes A Meteor Shower? What is the difference between meteors, meteorites and meteoroids?
"We learn geology the morning after the earthquake."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Largest Impact Crater
Vredefort Crater
The Vredefort Crater is the largest and 2nd oldest impact crater visible on Earth.
What are Impactites? Learn about the interesting rocks found at impact sites.
"Oil is found in the minds of men."
Wallace Pratt

Newest Impact Event Items

Popigai Diamonds
The world's largest diamond deposit?
The World's Largest Diamond Deposit is under Popigai Crater in northern Russia.
Dinosaur Killer
Dinosaur Killing Asteroid
Where Did the Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Come From? WISE telescope investigates.
Planets Collide
Planet collision
Planet Collision: Spitzer detects a impact from few thousand years ago.
"The present is the key to the past."
Charles Lyell
Asteroids and Earth
Earth crossing asteroids
Earth-Crossing Asteroids: Can we do anything about an asteroid that is destined to hit the Earth?
Clovis-Age Extinction
Diamonds as Clues to a Clovis Extinction: Perhaps overhunting by Clovis people was not the cause of these extinctions?
Near-Earth Asteroids
Near Earth asteroids
Near-Earth Asteroids: Ever since Earth formed it has been bombarded with rocks from space.
"The best geologist is the one who has seen the most rocks."
Herbert Harold Read

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