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The Oldest Known Impact Crater Is in Australia and Named Yarrabubba

The Oldest Known Impact Crater Is in Australia and Named Yarrabubba

The Yarrabubba Crater is our planet’s oldest asteroid impact site. It measures 70-kilometer (44 miles) in diameter and was triggered by a giant asteroid that smashed into what is now Australia over 2.2 billion years ago.  According to the new study, the meteorite impact coincides with a time when the Earth was recovering from the “Snowball […]

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