Meteorite craters and impact structures ofthe earth
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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


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StatementPaul Hodge.
The Physical Object
Pagination124p. :
Number of Pages124
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21501210M
ISBN 100521360927

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Mar 23,  · A long time ago, a huge meteorite entered the earth's atmosphere in a screaming fireball. In its last violent moments, it split into two massive pieces, each at least 6 miles across, and slammed. Apr 19,  · Earth’s greatest hits: Six of the biggest meteorites in history. From the mysterious Tunguska event to the fossilised Morokweng space rock, when whopper meteorites come along they make a big impact. To date, there are roughly known impact structures on Earth; many other landforms are suspected to be impact craters, and many more are assumed to lie hidden in the oceans since water masks 70 percent of the Earth's crust. Meteorite impact structures are found on all planetary bodies in the Solar System with a solid surface. On the Moon, Mercury, and much of Mars, impact craters are the dominant landform. On Earth, impact sites have been recognized, with several more new craters being discovered each year. The terrestrial impact cratering record is critical.