Asteroid Impacts

New atlas shows off Earth's impact craters

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At last, we have a roadmap to all the impact craters on Earth.

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A new atlas released by German publisher Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil catalogues more than 200 impact craters across Earth.

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“The formation of impact craters is one of the most fundamental geological processes in the solar system,” coauthor Thomas Kenkmann, a geologist at the University of Freiburg, tells Inverse.

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“Not only did the planets themselves emerge from collision processes, impact processes have also repeatedly influenced the evolution of the biosphere,” Kenkmann says.

Without further adieu, here are some stunning images of Earth’s impact craters.

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Shoemaker crater, Western Australia

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Serra da Cangalha crater, Brazil

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Manicouagan, Quebec, Canada

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Gweni Fada crater, Chad

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Lonar, India

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