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10 Biggest Impact Craters on Earth

Vredefort Crater Asteroid impact date: Estimated 2 billion years ago Location: Free State, South Africa Specs: Also known as the Vredefort Dome, the Vredefort crater has an...

Asteroid impacts could create niches for early life, suggests Chicxulub crater...

Scientists studying the Chicxulub crater have shown how large asteroid impacts deform rocks in a way that may produce habitats for early life. Around 65...

Lasers melt rocks to reveal development of super-Earths and how giant...

New experiments provide insight into how Earth-type planets form when giant asteroids or planetesimals collide and how the interiors of such planets develop. Researchers...

New geological epoch marked by human impact are clear

The Anthropocene, which is regarded as having begun halfway through the 20th century, is marked by the expansion of new materials, such as aluminium,...

Study casts doubt on mammoth-killing cosmic impact

Rock soil droplets formed by heating most likely came from Stone Age house fires and not from a disastrous cosmic impact 12,900 years ago, according...

Microscopic diamonds suggest cosmic impact responsible for major period of climate...

A new study published in The Journal of Geology provides support for the theory that a cosmic impact event over North America some 13,000...

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