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Video: Antarctic crater - Mystery of the massive meteorite impact site discovered


Researchers in remote East Antarctica think a massive area of fractured ice discovered last month could be a newfound meteorite impact crater An enormous impact crater thought to have been created by a meteorite the size of a house smashing into Earth has been discovered in the Antarctic ice sheet. Scientists conducting a routine aerial research flight above East Antarctica noticed a strange ring-like structure in the normally flat and featureless ice. It appeared to be a series of broken 'icebergs' surrounded by a 2km (1.24 miles) wide circular scar, surrounded by a few other smaller circular scars in the ice. Credit: International Polar Foundation

 

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