Meteorite crater discovered in Australian outback is biggest ever

March 23, 2015 7:07 PM

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Meteorite crater discovered in Australian outback is biggest ever

Researchers only recently identified the scars in the Australian outback as the product of an ancient meteorite -- a meteor that split in two just before impact, creating the largest known meteorite crater.

Initially, scientists located only a single scar. That was five years ago. The first scar, alone, constituted the third largest meteorite impact site on Earth.

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