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Cataclysm at Meteor Crater: Crystal sheds light on Earth, Moon, Mars

In molten sandstone extracted by prospectors a century ago, an international team of scientists has discovered microscopic crystals telling of unimaginable pressures and temperatures when a 50-meter asteroid (traveling 12 kilometers per second) formed Meteor Crater in northern Arizona some 49,000 years ago. Satellite image of Meteor Crater in Arizona, caused by an impact about 49,000 years ago  [Credit: NASA Earth Observatory]The...

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