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German Impact Crater Could Have Hosted Early Life On Earth

by Elizabeth Howell April 16, 2014

Could life thrive in the devastated rock left behind after a meteorite impact? A new study hints that possibly, that could be the case. Researchers discovered what they think are geological records of biological activity inside of Nördlinger Ries, a crater in Germany that is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) wide. Elizabeth Howell on Google+

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This Town Celebrates Every New Year with a Falling Meteor

by Susie Murph January 3, 2014

Video from YouTube User Pam Bergmann The popular jazz tune “Stars Fell on Alabama” was inspired in part by the Leonid meteor shower in November of 1833, sometimes referred to as “the night the stars fell.” But the central region of Alabama region has a history of meteorite impacts, including a massive impact over 84 […]

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