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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
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
 
Earth's Largest Crater
Largest crater
Earth's Largest Impact Crater: Learn about the largest and oldest clearly visible crater!
Impactites
Impactite
What are Impactites? Learn about the interesting rocks found at impact sites.
"Oil is found in the minds of men."
Wallace Pratt

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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.
Australia Impact Site
Australia Impact Site
Second Largest Impact Site in Australia: A buried 80 km wide asteroid impact site.
"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
Clovis
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.
Planets Collide
Planet collision
Planet Collision: Spitzer detects a impact from few thousand years ago.
"The best geologist is the one who has seen the most rocks."
Herbert Harold Read

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