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Seasons Greetings

2013

 

Season's Greetings

 

from the

 

Center for Meteorite Studies

 Wabar button holiday 2013

About 300 years ago, a 3,500 tonne iron meteorite slammed into the desert of Saudi Arabia, instantly melting the sand and forming craters up to 100 m in diameter.  The craters are surrounded by impact glass, such as the one pictured, which is a 1 cm Wabar impact button.  Photo credit: L. Garvie/CMS.