Tue, 19 Feb 2013 07:36:06 GMT
Deep Impact of Giant Meteors: Pics

With the latest giant meteors hitting Russia earlier, let us take a look at the impact of the other even bigger meteors which hit the surface of the Earth millions years ago.



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Barringer Crater, Arizona: A huge hole was formed 49,000 years ago in the middle of the US's Arizona desert when a thousand tons of nickel-iron meteorite hit the Earth at a speed of 40,000 miles per hour.

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