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World’s oldest meteor impact crater discovered

July 1st, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS) The world's oldest meteorite crater - a giant impact zone more than 100 km wide - has been found in Greenland, scientists say.Researchers think it was ... Read more...

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Evidence of giant asteroid impact that occurred 300mn yrs ago in Australia

October 24th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 24 (ANI): An Aussie scientist has discovered evidence of a major asteroid impact that occurred near the Queensland-South Australia border more than 300 million years ago.The asteroid, which produced a ... Read more...

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Existence of historic lakes on Mars confirmed

June 8th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): A geologic mapping project using NASA spacecraft data offers new evidence that expansive lakes did exist long ago on Mars.A series of sedimentary deposits indicates the presence of ... Read more...

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Antarctica may have been formed by asteroid strike: Study

June 2nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): According to a new study, a massive asteroid that hit the Timor Sea around 35 million years ago may have contributed to the formation of the Antarctic ice ... Read more...

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Giant asteroid collision created 50 km wide undersea dome

May 24th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) Scientists have identified a dome, rather than a crater, at least 50 km across, buried under the Timor Sea. It was created by a giant asteroid smashing into ... Read more...

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Link established between meteorite impact and massive volcanism 30 mln yrs ago

January 8th, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have discovered the second example of a meteorite impact that occurred at the same time as massive volcanic activity 30 million years ... Read more...

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35-mln-yr old impact may have created a new niche for life deep underground

June 27th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): Geologists have suggested that a violent impact that gouged out a 90-kilometre-wide crater in the US state of Virginia 35 million years ago, may have created a ... Read more...

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Contaminated water in Canadian town likely caused due to ancient meteor impact

January 27th, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Researchers have for the first time linked a meteor impact with a health threat to the people of an area, namely the small Canadian town of Gypsumville, Manitoba.According ... Read more...

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