Five Massive Earth Impacts
Asteroids are a class of small Solar System bodies in orbit around the Sun.
There are massive asteroids that hitten our planet leaving us massive craters, some of them can be seen from space.
Here are five massive earth impacts!
1. Wolfe Creek Crater
2. Pingualuit Crater
Location: Canada Size: 3.4km (2.1 miles) Age: 1.4 million years As a lake with no connection to other bodies of water, Pingualuit Crater has preserved sediments from before the Pleistocene ice age, capturing a wealth of geological history.
3. Chicxulub Crater
4. Manicouagan Crater
Location: Canada Size: 70km (43.5 miles) Age: 206-214 million years Today, the huge crater – two semicircular lakes with a protruding land in the middle – is one of the more striking natural formations visible from space.
5. Barringer Crater
Size: 1.2km (0.7 miles)
Age: 49,000 years
Geological research suggests the crater came from a 45m (148ft) nickel-iron asteroid, which mostly vaporised on impact.
6. Aorounga Crater
Size: 13km (8 miles)
Age: 350 million years
Additional circular features near the larger crater indicate a multiple impact event.