OT: Google unearths rare meteorite crater

From: Ted Molczan (ssl3molcz@rogers.com)
Date: Tue Mar 25 2008 - 23:16:13 UTC

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    News of a neat discovery:
    
    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/03/25/1206207065556.html
    
    "Arthur Hickman's discovery on Google Earth of what is almost certainly a rare
    meteorite impact crater in remote Western Australia has earned him both bragging
    and naming rights.
    
    Measuring 260 metres wide and up to 30 metres deep, the divot is thought to be
    between 10,000 and 100,000 years old and was stumbled upon in the rich, rust
    coloured landscape of the Hamersley Ranges in Western Australia's Pilbara
    region."
    
    Here is a link to the crater:
    
    http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=k&om=1&ll=-23.037130556,119.68305&spn=0.002839,0.003616
    
    Ted Molczan
    
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