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Category: space

03/22/07 04:41 - ID#38554

Impact crater found in California

Researchers in San Joaquin County, California have discovered what appears to be a massive impact crater made by an asteroid nearly 50 million years ago, while exploring the area for possible oil deposits. The period in which it struck the Earth, say researchers, is called the (WIKIPEDIA - Eocene) Epoch.

Images from a seismic survey has shown the crater is nearly 6 kilometers wide, buried under sediment at nearly 4,300 feet and may even still contain the asteroid which is said to inside the crater nearly 10 miles below the Earth's surface.

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