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The World's Biggest Meteor Crater

Environment  (tags: ecosystems, meteor impact crater )

- 1913 days ago -
Two billion years ago a meteorite 10km in diameter hit the earth about 100km southwest of Johannesburg, creating an enormous impact crater. This area, near Vredefort in the Free State, is now known as the Vredefort Dome.

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Frans B (582)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 6:46 am
...and I live right on the edge of it ...:))......

Tamara Hayes (185)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 7:39 am
Don't fall in Frans! We need and love you too much! Tee hee. Thank you for this post, it is very interesting. Our world certainly has some stories to tell yes?

Farah Hage Ali (153)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 9:14 am
noted, thank you for sharing this interesting article

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 1:54 pm
Very cool. Thanks. Sharing~

John B (185)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 2:08 pm
Thanks Frans for posting the link to the extremely interesting article by Ms. Alexander along with the marvelous photos! I had no idea that this crater was the worlds oldest and largest. I thought the Chicxulub crater on the Yucatan Peninsula was the largest but that is obviously not the case. Read and noted

Spirit Spider (86)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 8:34 pm
Ooooh amazing and wonderful!

Caroline S (78)
Friday March 29, 2013, 3:21 am
Really amazing, thank you.

Traci Phillips (2)
Friday March 29, 2013, 3:32 am

Danuta W (1250)
Friday March 29, 2013, 3:44 am

None None (0)
Friday March 29, 2013, 4:46 am
interesting ty

Elle B (84)
Friday March 29, 2013, 5:07 am
Thank-you for posting this wonderful article. Life on earth never ceases to be amazing. . .

Bob P (394)
Friday March 29, 2013, 5:13 am
interesting thanks Frans .... try not to get to close to the edge

Kath P (9)
Friday March 29, 2013, 5:44 am
Gives you hope that although we might be gone if anything like this happens again future generations will survive to marvel. Thanks

Past Member (0)
Friday March 29, 2013, 6:28 am
This is a way to learn about the universe we're living in

Jo S (619)
Friday March 29, 2013, 6:46 am
Very interesting, thanks Fran.

Bruno Moreira (61)
Friday March 29, 2013, 7:31 am
wow crazy. Thanks Fran!!

Sandi C (98)
Friday March 29, 2013, 9:40 am
thanks for sharing.

Varcolac Veroscarius (93)
Friday March 29, 2013, 9:53 am
Hell yeah!...

Sharon W. (4)
Friday March 29, 2013, 12:06 pm
Wow, that is fascinating! And it must have been terrifying, too.

Ro H (0)
Friday March 29, 2013, 2:27 pm

cathie S (154)
Friday March 29, 2013, 6:08 pm
noted n shared

Gvapo T (22)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 11:58 am
cool article
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