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The wilkes land crater

  1. 1. The Wilkes Land CraterBy Elias C
  2. 2. Basic Facts The Crater is in Antarctica The crater was discovered by one of NASA’s gravityradars Its bigger and older then the huge and famousChicxulub crater in Mexico; that’s the one thatsupposedly wiped out the dinosaurs! It’s the largest impact crater ever recorded. If a meteor like the one that made the Wilkes land cratercrashed into earth, we would go extinct.
  3. 3. History The impact crater was discovered in 2006 by NASA. It crashed into Earth about 250 million years ago! It’s the biggest impact creator discovered on Earth. It would have caused massive damage to creatures. Russia and Korea also helped NASA scientists discoverthe crater. May have formed in conjunction with the 200 wideBedout crater in Australia May have helped In the greatest max-extinction ever,the Great Dying in the Permian period.
  4. 4. Geography Found in Wilkes land, East Antarctica. The crater is 500 (to be exact 483) kilometers wide The crater was made by a 50 kilometer meteor The crater was found deeply under the ice of the frozenAntarctica
  5. 5. Pictures of doom!
  6. 6. Bibliography of doom! A, William V. "The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel:Sci, Space, Tech." The Daily Galaxy --Great DiscoveriesChannel: Sci, Space, Tech The Daily Galaxy, n.d. Web. 16Apr. 2013.<http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2010/08/antarctica-site-of-the-biggest-impact-crater-on-earth-revealed.html>. Gorder, Pam F. "Big Bang In Antarctica -- Killer Crater FoundUnder Ice." Big Bang In Antarctica -- Killer Crater FoundUnder Ice. Ohio State Research News, n.d. Web. 16 Apr.2013. <http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/erth"HeavyHitters: Earth’s Most Amazing Meteor Craters | WebEcoist."Heavy Hitters: Earth’s Most Amazing Meteor Craters |WebEcoist. WebEcoist, n.d. Web. 16 Apr. 2013.<http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2010/01/12/heavy-hitters-earths-most-amazing-meteor-craters/>.boom.htm>.
  7. 7. Bibliography of doom part 2!! "Heavy Hitters: Earth’s Most Amazing Meteor Craters |WebEcoist." Heavy Hitters: Earth’s Most Amazing MeteorCraters | WebEcoist. WebEcoist, n.d. Web. 16 Apr. 2013.<http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2010/01/12/heavy-hitters-earths-most-amazing-meteor-craters/>.

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