Asteroid Impact Crater in Germany Offers New Perspectives on Martian Analogs

Asteroid Impact Crater in Germany Offers New Perspectives on Martian Analogs

Space Daily

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Gottingen, Germany (SPX) Dec 06, 2023

Nestled just north of the Danube in southern Germany, the Nordlinger Ries presents a striking geological feature: a large, circular depression surrounded by hills, created by an asteroid impact nearly 15 million years ago. This site has become a critical reference point for understanding similar craters on early Mars, particularly since NASA's exploration of Martian craters began in earnest.

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